Read Death on Nantucket (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #5) Online Free - Spencer Murphy is a national treasure. A famous correspondent during the Vietnam War who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, he made a fortune off of his books and television appearances. But Spence is growing forgetful with age; he’s started to wander and even fails to come home one night. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate.
The timing couldn’t be worse: It’s the Fourth of July, Merry’s planning her wedding to cranberry farmer Peter Mason, and her new police chief is gunning for her job. Merry is inclined to call the death at Step Above a tragic accident . . . until another member of the Murphy clan comes to a brutal end. As Merry grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers—some incapable of recalling the past, and others determined that it never be known—she suspects that the truth may be forever out of reach, trapped in the failing brain of a man whose whole life may be a lie.
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April 28, 2017
The title immediately drew me to this book. I'm from Massachusetts, and spent time on Nantucket Island when I was a child. I no longer live in the state, so the nostalgia of "home" was a nice perk with this story. The author does a great job of placing us on that island. I was never part of the w...
June 05, 2017
Francine Mathews has been one busy writer. When approached by her publisher to write another of her Merry Folger mysteries-- a series she wrote in the mid- to late 1990s-- she agreed on one condition: that she rewrite the first four books to bring them up to date. Having read and enjoyed the book...
April 26, 2017
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OMG...did I ever love this book! It's set on Nantucket which could not be more perfect. And...it's set on Nantucket over the 4th of July...fireworks, parades, picnics...so it could not be more festive. Add to all of that that it was a mur...
September 09, 2017
I am so glad I persevered through the first chapters of this book which were overly concerned with trivia about the daily lives of the main characters. I probably would have felt differently if I had read the books in this series in order and had had time to develop some curiosity about the perso...
July 15, 2017
The book has great descriptions of Nantucket and the island life. The plot is good, twisted. The characters are a bit thinly drawn. All in all it was a quick & enjoyable read (for me it was Nantucket that drew me).
June 16, 2017
3 1/2 stars. Quick easy read. This may just be the Nantucket version of Philip Craig's murder mysteries set on Martha's Vineyard
August 29, 2017
I have not read the previous installments of this series by Mathews, and will need to go back to catch up on a very compelling group of characters. This newest is a saga of a significantly dysfunctional family, long time, wealthy residents of Nantucket. Coming together over the investigation of t...
July 08, 2017
#5 in the Merry Folger series. This series entry follow a 19 year hiatus after #4 Death in a Cold Hard Light (1998). In 1916, the original entries in the series were updated in preparation of the series continuation. I read the first two revised entries and then the original versions of the next...
July 11, 2017
Do you ever read an author's blurb...and feel like you have done NOTHING in your life? Here's Ms. Mathews bio...."born the last of 6 girls, attended Princeton and Stanford, going to work for the CIA, leaving the agency...and then writing 27 books"....! SIGH.
Despite my biographical jealousy, I tho...
August 20, 2017
This is. great summer read - and a good companion to all the other novels set on Nantucket. I like Merry because she's. no-nonense police officer who is well grounded but also has a good sense of humor. In this installment, she's dealing with both long held family secrets and lies in order to sol...