Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
by Lea Wait
Review by Mel Jacob
Perseverance Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781564744975
Date: 01 April 2011 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Maggie Summers, an art print dealer and community college professor, looks forward to a summer in Maine with Will, her boyfriend, but she didn't expect murder, theft, and a mystery from 1890 to interfere. When Will's ninety-year old aunt is attacked and her house ransacked, things become personal. From official release/information:
Product Description: In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.
(Source: Perseverance Press)