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Death on Nantucket

(2017)
(The fifth book in the Merry Folger series)
A novel by

 
 
Francine Mathews' no-nonsense Nantucket police detective, Merry Folger, is back on the case after nineteen years. Death on Nantucket, the fifth Merry Folger Mystery, is full of regional charm, a strong sense of local history, and foggy New England Island atmosphere.

Spencer Murphy is a national treasure. A famous Vietnam War correspondent who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, he made a fortune off of his books and television appearances. But Spence is growing forgetful with age; he's started to wander and even fails to come home one night. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate.

The timing couldn't be worse: It's the Fourth of July, and tourists are arriving in droves to celebrate on Nantucket's beaches, so the police force is spread thin. On top of that Merry is planning her wedding to cranberry farmer Peter Mason, and her new boss, an ex-Chicago police chief with an aggressive management strategy, seems to be trying to force her to quit. Merry can't conclude the Murphy investigation quickly enough for him. As she grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers - some incapable of recalling the past, and others determined that it never be known - she suspects that the truth may be forever out of reach, trapped in the failing brain of a man whose whole life may be a lie.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Wonderful...Nantucket and its impenetrable fog and characters come to life." - Diane Mott Davidson


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Used availability for Francine Mathews's Death on Nantucket

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death on Nantucket (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery)
Author(s): Francine Mathews
ISBN: 1-61695-737-9 / 978-1-61695-737-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death on Nantucket (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery)
Author(s): Francine Mathews
ISBN: 1-61695-899-5 / 978-1-61695-899-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death on Nantucket
Author(s): Francine Mathews
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death on Nantucket
Author(s): Francine Mathews
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death on Nantucket
Author(s): Francine Mathews
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death on Nantucket (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery Book 5)
Author(s): Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU