Nantucket Penny (Henry Kennis Nantucket Mysteries) (Paperback)

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It's wedding season on Nantucket, and two unwelcome guests are crashing the party…

When people begin disappearing from the island, Nantucket Police Chief Henry Kennis is baffled. The victims are not random—they're all Nantucket High School alumni. And the only clues left behind are pennies dropped at the sites of the kidnappings. There's an old island tradition of tossing a penny from the ferry as you depart to ensure your eventual return… Has someone come back to the island with a sinister grudge to settle?

Sippy Bascomb and Doug Fraker were childhood best friends—bonded as fellow victims of bullying at the hands of their classmates. The two men hadn't seen each other in years, but when Sippy comes across Doug's blog airing grievances from the past, the two reconnect and hatch a plan to return to the island. Both seek revenge, but Doug wants their tormentors to face a tribunal and appoints himself judge, jury, and executioner…

When Henry's fiancée joins the missing, he enlists the aid of former intelligence agent Mitch Stone, a native who has returned to the island hoping for a peaceful retirement. The two men know they must find where their friends are being put on trial for their childhood crimes—before their deadly sentences can be carried out.

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…

"Patterns in disparate actions and revenge are the themes that carry this thriller from a series of vignettes involving many of the island's year-round residents to an exciting culmination of the intertwined plots." — Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464214165
ISBN-10: 1464214166
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Henry Kennis Nantucket Mysteries