The Body In The Kelp

The Body In The Kelp

Book - 1991
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The Old Maid's Puzzle

It seems as if nothing is going to liven up Faith Fairchild's deathly dull vacation on Maine's Sanpere Island -- until she buys a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction. Lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, Faith's purchase turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when she discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure. But instead of pointing the transplanted New York caterer-turned-minister's wife toward the fabled Prescott gold, Matilda's artfully crafted clues lead Faith to a kelp-covered corpse floating in a nearby tidal pool. Once again, the resourceful amateur sleuth has become entangled in a dangerous puzzle, ensnared in twisted, lethal threads of familial greed and cold-blooded homicide. And Faith won't be satisfied until she has the whole murderous matter sewn up.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380713295
0380713292
9780312053925
0312053924
Characteristics: 212 p. ;,22 cm.

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Esther77 May 09, 2013

This is the second mytsery of hers that I read, and same comment about both - the solutions and the way she wraps up the plot are really good, but the writing is not to my preference. She uses a lot of cliches and "big words", and it's hard to really get close to the characters.

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