Nantucket Sawbuck

Nantucket Sawbuck

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When Nantucket homeowner Preston Lomax is killed in his McMansion, everyone on the island could be a suspect. Lomax lived large, owed money, and the word was spreading he was planning to stiff them all and disappear. Chief of Police Henry Kennis, a newcomer from California, finds himself investigating with help from the State Police. Together they solve the case--or so it appears. But Kennis can't shake the feeling that they've missed something.
Kennis soon discovers scandals and intrigues behind the scenes in one of America's most exclusive resort locations. This glamorous setting hosts an eclectic cast of local characters-- oddball journalists, surfing carpenters, drug dealers, wealthy homeowners, and their slacker children. Kennis uncovers a truth that lies somewhere between the bad blood and the good neighbors and realizes that the real answer hits painfully close to home.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781464200892
1464200890
9781464200878
1464200874
9781464200786
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 23 cm.

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

I'll take the middle ground between the other comments so far. I agree the novel is a bit padded and it certainly breaks no new ground. But I liked the depiction of Nantucket. Maybe I'm just missing real winters.

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gracywoods
Jul 26, 2015

I completely disagree with the previous comment. I loved the book and look forward to reading Mr. Axelrod's other two books in this series. I found his style of writing to be very creative. Gives a real flavor of what Nantucket is like for the year round residents not just the wealthy visitors.

Kraut01 Nov 12, 2014

So much unnecessary padding and a cast of thousands you can't bring yourself to care about. Nantucket is obviously populated only by the scum of the earth with a couple of exceptions. A shallow formulaic work that I strongly urge readers to avoid.

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