Maine -- fiction

Murder in the Rough

By J. S. Borthwick

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During an especially cold, rainy May, three families move to the recently opened Ocean Tide community on the coast of Maine. Not long after their arrival, a body is found on the grounds of the community's golf course and the irrepressible Sarah Deane becomes entangled in the investigation.
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Miss Rumphius

By Barbara Cooney

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Though Maine is not specifically mentioned, you *know* it's there. Miss Rumphius travels the world, but her last task is to make the world more beautiful. She does, and we learn how. This is a "children's" book, but one which adults will love, too. Why should kids get all the pretty illustrations and graceful sentiments?

Also available with a read-along CD narrated by Claire Danes.

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Colony

By Anne Rivers Siddons

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An elderly matriarch reminisces about her life as she awaits the arrival of her granddaughter at the Maine summer colony of "Retreat." A classic Anne Rivers Siddons story her fans will surely love!

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Wedding Day Murder

By Leslie Meier

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Lucy is asked by her friend Sue Finch to help plan the wedding of Sue's daughter to an Internet millionaire. When the groom's body is found floating beside his yacht, Lucy's not convinced this was an accident. Soon, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she launches a harrowing pursuit of a killer.

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The Yellow Room

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

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When Carol Spencer discovers the charred corpse of an unknown woman in her family's Maine retreat, Carol must do some fast sleuthing of her own before a dangerous killer burns her, too.
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The Body in the Lighthouse

By Katherine Hall Page

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Something is very wrong on Sanpere this summer . . . Escaping the misery of a particularly sweltering August in Aleford, Massachusetts, caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild and her family take a long drive to their favorite getaway, peaceful Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine. But things have changed since their last visit. The unique ambience of Sanpere is being threatened by aggressive real estate developer Harold Hapswell, whose plans to fill the island with huge, showy new mansions has infuriated many residents. Tensions are high, with animosity between year-round islanders and "summer people" reaching dangerous new levels. It's no wonder that, in an atmosphere so thick with ill feeling, murder rears its ugly head. The first outrage occurs when a successful real estate agent nearly dies after drinking a turpentine-laced cup of soda pop. Then, while exploring the grounds of Sanpere's historic, now-abandoned lighthouse, Faith has the misfortune of stumbling across the corpse of Harold Hapswell himself. His death is officially ruled an accident, but Faith's tried-and-true instincts tell her otherwise -- an unsettling inkling that is confirmed by the discovery of a second, more obvious homicide.
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Strange Fits of Passion

By Anita Shreve

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Although journalists Harold and Maureen English seem the have the perfect marriage, things are very different behind closed doors. When Maureen is severely beaten, she escapes to Maine with her infant daughter. But Harold follows right behind her.
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Daniel Plainway, or The Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath

By Van Reid

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"In this wonderfully written adventure, Reid introduces Daniel Plainway, a good-hearted country lawyer who sets off on an odyssey that changes his life and the lives of an orphaned child, a big-hearted ballplayer, and an extraordinary woman whom he meets along the way. Filled with lighthearted comedy and touching drama and populated by a rich panoply of memorable characters, Daniel Plainway is a delightful example of magnificent, old-fashioned storytelling that will have readers of all ages enthralled, amused, and curled up in their favorite reading chairs."
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The Funeral Makers

By Cathie Pelletier

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Meet the residents of Mattagash, Maine, a dull backwater town rocked by scandal, seduction, mayhem, blackmail, and the only recorded case of beriberi on the entire North American continent!

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Candles on Bay Street

By K. C. McKinnon

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The author of Dancing at the Harvest Moon returns to her roots in Maine with this atmospheric, heart wrenching story of love and loss. When the town flirt returns to her home town to start a candle-making business, the local veterinarian wonders why she looks so pale and what secret she's keeping from everyone who holds her dear.

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