Nantucket Sawbuck by Steven Axelrod

NantucketNantucket Sawbuck: A Henry Kennis Mystery by Steven Axelrod

 Description from Goodreads

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.

I gave this book four stars out of five

My thoughts:

I  really enjoyed reading this book. It is a while since I read a book that I found difficult to put down, but this was it.

I loved the main character, police chief Henry Kennis, and how he viewed his job and the case, on the island of Nantucket. The author really brought the location alive for me, with his descriptive language, and obviously knows the area well.

The plot was interesting and clever and there were many twists and turns. A number of clever plot devices were employed to lead the reader in the wrong direction, before the revelation of the real motive behind the murder of the loathsome Preston Lomax.

The story was well paced and worthy of the overused cliché ‘a real page turner’. I had to read the book in stages due to time constraints, but I have to confess that it was difficult to put the book down and I would have loved to read it in one fowl swoop.

If you like an intelligent murder mystery with personable, believable characters, then I would heartily recommend this. I look forward to reading further adventures of Henry Kennis.

This review is based on a digital ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher.

Siren’s Secret by Debbie Herbert

Check out this authors debut novel.

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Siren's Secret

Give this talented author some love, this is her debut novel and it is a beauty!If you have a moment to tweet or FB, or reblog, all efforts are appreciated:)

Siren’s Secret by Debbie Herbert

In Debbie Herbert’s debut novel, there are two secrets, each one with a deadly consequence….

Shelly Connors’s worlds—on land and in the sea—are turned upside down when an evening swim turns into a nightmare. On a sweltering night deep in the bayou, the mystical mermaid witnesses a horrifying act. With a monstrous killer now hot on her trail, her life and the lives of her kin are in jeopardy.

Terrified of becoming the next victim, Shelly has no choice but to turn to Sheriff Tillman Angier. Tillman has had his intense gray eyes on the sultry honey-haired beauty for a while. The feelings are mutual …and impossible to ignore. But he’s determined to solve…

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The World Will Stop Turning

JaguarPoetry of sorts – because I am out of sorts, preparing sadly and badly for a flight to the UK. Dedicated as always to the love of my life and future wife, Ionia.

In a few short hours

My world will stop turning

This separation of ours

This heart filled with yearning


I know it will not last

I know there’ll be an end

Eventually this will pass

Our life as we intend


Still, it does not stop the hurt

It does not stop the pain

Even though we have

Everything to gain


Finally together

No longer forced apart

Always and forever

One single heart


My GRL Blog Tour

Big Launch in 2014 My GRL Fiction Thriller

By John W. Howell

Now available on Amazon a new Fiction Thriller published by Martin Sisters Publishing

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My GRL by John W. Howell is fast-paced thriller that shows how your life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. . . It is a well-written story that kept me glued, page after page.” Readers’ Favorite Five Stars – Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi. See the entire review HERE

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John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

Author Bio:

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Photo by Tim Burdick

John W. Howell’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes thriller fiction novels and short stories. He also has a three times weekly blog at Fiction Favorites .

John lives on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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Twitter: @HowellWave


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Another beautiful poem by Pam. Check out her poetry blog. Now! That is an order. Well, a polite request, at least. You won’t be sorry you did.

Poetry by Pamela

Sometime we will pursue our dream
When the season is prime
We will plan, prepare and scheme
The day will be right Every time

Every time we are apart
I just want the waiting to be done
I know I have your heart
But I’m ready for two to become one

Somewhere it will be okay
To be alone if we dare
Together in the light of day
Out in the open Everywhere

Everywhere I go, your love awaits
I’m ready to be in your arms
Our tangled lives will conquer fate
As I submit to your charms

Something will make it work
To that hope I always cling
Knowing is my only perk
That you are more than my Everything

Everything creates desire
Adding to my pain
My breasts are already on fire
My love can hardly be contained

Someday will come soon I hope
Patience will help us…

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