Trouble and a Storm: Death on Tuckernuck by Francine Mathews
Francine Matthews is the talented author of two mystery series. As Ms. Matthews, she writes the Merry Folger series and, as Stephanie Barron, she pens a series with Jane Austen as the protagonist. I have always preferred the Nantucket based series.
I had not read a book by this author for a number of years but the return was satisfying and easy. I remembered the characters, loved the settings and expected a good mystery. The author did not disappoint.
Throughout this novel, weather was a main character. There was a huge hurricane striking the island. As someone who has been at home for weeks, the awesomeness of Mother Nature really struck me.
Tuckernuck, the island named in the title of this book, is off the coast of Nantucket. It is a real place that sounds very beautiful. Much of the action of the novel takes place here.
I don’t want to give any spoilers but suffice it to say that there are murders that need to be solved. Readers may think, early on, that they have figured everything out and may even think of putting the book down…Don’t. There are sufficient complications to keep you turning the pages.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed spending time with this series, an old favorite, again.