Nantucket Sawbuck (Henry Kennis Nantucket Mysteries) (Paperback)

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"Axelrod's promising debut introduces a protagonist who will remind readers of Robert Parker's sleuths. The two-part story structure ("Premeditation"and "Post Mortem") also gives readers an Ellery Queen type of opportunity to "help solve" the crime." —Library Journal

When Nantucket homeowner Preston Lomax is killed, 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, investigates 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, intrigues and 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.

About the Author

Steven Axelrod holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and remains a member of the WGA despite a long absence from Hollywood. His work has been featured on various websites, including the literary e-zine Numéro Cinq, where he is on the masthead;; and The Good Men Project; as well as the magazines Pulp Modern and Big Pulp.

A father of two, he lives on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, where he paints houses and writes.

Praise For…

"Nantucket Sawbuck is a rare delight—a well-written small-town mystery that feels like life, complete with suspects who are the sort of people who commit murders and a police chief who’s capable of catching them at it. Read this book." — Thomas Perry

"Axlerod is a full speed, powerhouse of a writer." — Domenic Stansberry, Edgar Award-Winning Author of Naked Moon

"Kennis is an honorable small-town cop whom readers will root for." — Karen Keefe, Booklist

"...this is a promising start for a new author." — Publishers Weekly

"Axelrod has a gift for characterization and a strong lead in Kennis. Nantucketers might bristle at the cynical portrait of their home, but his mystery debut gives the island as much personality as its varied inhabitants." — Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464200892
ISBN-10: 1464200890
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Henry Kennis Nantucket Mysteries