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...
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...
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...
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
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...
June 20, 2017
3-1/2 stars. I read the earlier Merry Folger mysteries when they first came out and was sorry that there had been no more so I was looking forward to this. Love the Nantucket setting, remembered enough about the characters to know the back stories (though that's not a necessity), and there were e...
July 18, 2017
Occasionally, an author stops writing a series, and then years later, picks it up again. This is one of those books.
I really enjoyed this series which features a female detective on Nantucket. The estranged daughter of an elderly reporter is dead. The father is losing his memory. Could he have do...
July 20, 2017
I really enjoyed this mystery...full of deception, buried secrets, family tension and, of course, a murder (or two)! I wasn't sure of "who did it" until the end. And, although I didn't totally by the motive of that who, I couldn't put this book down. Fun summer read. (The action takes place aroun...