I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Kensington Books via NetGalley.
Someone’s trying to kill two birds with one stone…
When Angie is sitting at the wharf early one morning drinking coffee, she sees a man row in, someone she has never seen before. When she enquires about him, she learns that most people call him the ‘Solitary Man’ and he lives out on King’s Island. Later she learns his name is Jesse Lockhart and he’s a friend of Mainely Needlepointer Dave Perry.
King’s Island is a private sanctuary for the endangered Great Cormorants where Jesse lives, which he jointly owns with his cousin in Chicago.
But trouble breaks out when a wealthy family want to buy and build a house on King’s Island. And will not take No for an answer.
So the Mainely Needlepointers take up the cause to “Save the King’s Island Cormorants” to help preserver the birds nesting area and Jesse’s home.
Then Jesse is found murdered. Angie starts nosing around to find the killer, she could end up….dangling by a thread!
This is the fourth instalment of the Mainely Needlepointers mysteries, and keeps getting better and better as the series progresses. With a great set of characters, well plotted and written. A series well worth reading.
The Mainely Needlepointers are about to learn that no man is an island—especially when greedy developers want his land . . .
Hermit Jesse Lockhart lives alone on King’s Island, three miles east of Haven Harbour, Maine, where he’s created a private sanctuary for the endangered Great Cormorants. But when a wealthy family wants to buy the island and Jesse’s cousin Simon petitions for power of attorney to force him to sell, Jesse is the one who becomes endangered.
Mainely Needlepointer Dave Perry, who befriended Jesse in the VA hospital, rallies the group to his defence. Angie Curtis and the group stitch “Save the King’s Island Cormorants” pillows and sell T-shirts to pay for Jesse’s legal counsel. But tragically, on a visit to the island, Angie and Dave find Jesse dead. Now the search is on for a common thread that can tie the murdered man to his killer . . .