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Death in a Dacron Sail

(Rhe Brewster #2)

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On an icy February morning, Rhe Brewster, an emergency room nurse with a nose for investigation, is called to a dock in the harbor of the small coastal town of Pequod, Maine. A consultant to the Pequod Police Department, Rhe is responding to a discovery by one of the local lobstermen: a finger caught in one of his traps. The subsequent finding of the body of a young girl, ...more
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Published March 3rd 2015 by Copper Ledge (first published December 18th 2014)
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D. Peach
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my third Rhe Brewster book, and it was fun to read this character again. Rhe is a mom, wife, ER nurse, and part-time detective, helping out her brother-in-law who’s the sheriff in a small Maine town. A crabber finds a child’s finger in a trap, and Rhe is on the case which quickly grows into a search for four missing girls.

She’s a well-rounded character: witty, competent, brave, and very relatable as she navigates family, relationships, and work. Life is far from perfect, and as a reader,
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Zoe Saadia
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not a regular reader of mysteries, I picked 'Rhe Brewster' series a while go, attracted by the premise and after reading through the author's most fascinating website. Enjoying the first book greatly, I didn't hesitate to purchase the next one, and am I regretting for the need to wait for the book #3 now!
With Rhe being such a vital, likable, fascinating character, I found it incredibly easy to connect to her. She is impulsive, forceful, active, a type to get the things done no matter what, still
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Rosie Amber
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Death In A Dacron Sail is a Rhe Brewster mystery set in Maine. Rhe is a consultant for the Pequod police and a part-time nurse in the ER unit of the local hospital. The book opens with Rhe and her brother-in-law Chief of Police Sam Brewster being called to a local lobster boat where a finger has been pulled up with the lobster pots. Hospital pathologist Marsh Adams identifies it as a child's finger and when a body is washed up a few days later an investigation opens up. Rhe is asked to go over o ...more
Eileen Hammond
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great follow-up to first book in series
There’s a new killer in town and Rhe has a vested interest in bringing him/her to justice. Along the way, her marital problems continue. (And, I really don’t like her husband!)
There is a lot of CSI type technical detail in the book, which reminds me of early Kay Scarpetta books. (So if you like them, you’ll like these.) Lots of tension in this book, which will keep you reading late into the night.
Kate Loveton
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The intrepid and inquisitive Rhe Brewster, last seen solving a murder in "Death in a Red Canvas Chair," returns for new sleuthing adventures in N.A. Granger's latest mystery novel, "Death in a Dacron Sail."

And what a return it is!

Rhe is a busy woman. In this latest adventure, she is continuing to work as an adjunct police consultant in the small coastal town of Pequod, Maine, while continuing her part-time work as an emergency room nurse. She juggles furiously to keep all the balls in the air, b
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Judith Barrow
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wish I’d realised that Death in a Dacron Sail is the second book in the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series; I think I would have enjoyed getting to know the characters and their history by reading the first book, rather than picking up hints of past action from the dialogue or the internal thoughts of the characters in Death in a Dacron Sail.

Nevertheless I liked the style of N.A.Granger’s writing, despite the irritation of faulty erratic, formatting (the author’s name kept popping up at the end of pa
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Elizabeth Lloyd
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rhe Brewster is a sassy lady. Not content with working part time in ER and looking after her hyperactive son, she is also a consultant with the local police department. I first met her in the murder mystery Death in a Red Canvas Chair and now she has returned, brave and intelligent as ever, to discover a serial killer.

Although her son Jack suffers from ADHD he seems to be coping better in this novel but Rhe’s unlikeable husband Will is going from bad to worse. Luckily she has the sympathetic sup
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Elizabeth Hein
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Rhe Brewster is back! N.A. Granger has brought us the second mystery in the Rhe Brewster Mystery series and taken us back to Pequod, ME. This time, a child's finger has been found in a lobster trap. Now that Rhe is officially working with the Pequod police department, she is on the case as soon as the finger is found. She doesn't let her pregnancy and responsibilities as a mom hold her back from being at the center of the investigation or getting into all sorts of trouble. Granger kept me on the ...more
Alistair Dunlop
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As I read this second book in the Rhe Brewster Mysteries series, I began to realise that I was at least as interested in what was happening in Rhe's other job and in her personal life as I was in her police work. No doubt she would solve the crime, that is how this genre works, but what about her future in the ER at the local hospital? Then there was her marriage which seemed to be in real trouble.
This is a novel with characters who are real people and having got to know Rhe, Will, Sam, Jack and
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Babus Ahmed
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This crime thriller renters around character Rhe Brewster, who is pregnant, a consultant for the Pequod (Maine, Ohio) police department and a part time ER nurse. Rhe is compulsive reading as her private life goes through turmoil as the local police and FBI try to get to the bottom of missing local children, after the discovery of a child's finger in a lobster trap. Rhe's role as investigative consultant has garnered her enemies, none bigger than the hospital administrator who is after her job.

I
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Bette Stevens
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
GET-UP-AND GO GAL DETECTIVE!
DEATH IN A DACRON SAIL is the first novel I've read from N.A. Granger. Set in Maine, the eclectic characters and diverse locales ring true to the area's traditional reputation. Rhe Brewster is a no-nonsense, get-up-and-go gal detective (actually a part time consultant) with a nose set for digging up answers when it comes to solving local whodunits. The novel encompasses much more than a sleuth solving a mystery. Rhe is pregnant and her nursing career (her job one) and
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Jemima Pett
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, thriller
Noelle Granger is a master of tension, and this time she’s putting her heroine, Rhe Brewster, through all sorts of physical privations as she is swept up again in the discovery of a body, and her husband objects strongly to her involvement in police work. I got quite upset by all the difficulties Rhe had to face on a personal level in this story, and I suppose the outcome was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean to say that I enjoy the marriage difficulties my favourite authors are putting their he ...more
Christoph Fischer
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've come across this author on a different blog and immediately fell in love with her main character and her style of writing. Rhe Brewster is a busy woman, like in the first book, although there are some complications this time: She is pregnant, and the murder case she's helping out on (not a pleasant one at that) has parallels to one in Rhe's youth.
So expect a little more depth and darkness than the cosy mystery genre would usually serve. It works very well, however, since we're getting more
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Tammy La frenierre wright
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gripping

Somewhere perfectly between a cozy mystery series and a gritty crime thriller. Perfect for a reader who wants something more than a cute mystery, with a perfectly flawed heroine, but who doesn't want the level of graphic content found in some darker series. The main character is more believable than most in series like these. This book in particular deals with believable every day events, adds every parent's worst nightmare, and mixes with just the right amount of "cozy mystery" cheese t
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