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Murder at Yaquina Head (Thomas Martindale Mystery #1)

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Thomas Martindale, a journalism professor, is enjoying the first day of his summer vacation on the Oregon coast. He has brought with him the active curiosity and investigative abilities that often get him into situations most people would ignore. When he is invited to brunch at the home of an old friend, she confides that someone may be trying to kill her. The next night, ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published July 15th 2002 by Sunstone Press (first published April 15th 2002)
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Jul 31, 2015 Stacei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great mystery

I loved this book. Tom is invited to dinner at Simone's and he take home a manuscript. Next thing you know Simone has been murdered, and Tom wants to find out who did it. This book is filled with twists and turns. It involves Nazi's, members of the French Resistance, Members of the Sheriffs Dept, and State investigators, not mention a whole slew of other characters. I never saw the ending coming. This is a excellent book and I can't read more of this series.
May 23, 2015 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book; I spend a lot of time in Lincoln County and have walked up the Yaquina Head lighthouse a couple times. Neither the characters nor the narrative really enthralled me, however, and I'm just glad it was a short and easy read.
Sep 06, 2010 Joyce rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Having been to Yaquina Head Lighthouse, I was intrigued by the setting. It's not rocket science, but it's a good read for a Sunday afternoon.
Jan 10, 2010 Ellen rated it really liked it
A pretty good mystery set on the Oregon coast, with a memoir from World War II serving as a key bit of evidence. I’ll look for another by this Oregon State University journalism prof.
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It is a good mystery and is of interest because it is set on the Oregon Coast.
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Grammar and typing errors drove me crazy.
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