A Jane Bunker Novel
Hyperion, July 2008
On her way back from a routine investigation into some smashed equipment, Jane takes a moment to appreciate the beauty of a Maine autumn–there’s the sublime rainbow foliage of the highlands, the serene reflections of the setting sun on the bay’s gentle waves, the elegant silhouette of a lobster boat on the bay. But her calm lasts only as long as it takes for Jane to make the chilling discovery that the vessel is in serious trouble with nobody aboard–and that its owner has vanished without a trace.
And that’s the least of the mysteries. A young mariner dead of a heroin overdose; the real agenda of a charismatic Indian leader; a missing bait iron and a corpse painted red–nothing is what it seems.
Fisherman’s Bend brings us Greenlaw’s pitch-perfect ear for all things maritime. From the eccentric denizens of little Green Haven–Audrey, the punk rock waitress, the delightful Vickersons with their all-mussel cookbook–to the dark undercurrents that run beneath this seemingly idyllic coastal village, Greenlaw’s flair for combining humor and Down East flavor with roller-coaster suspense makes this a mystery that will grab you hook, line, and sinker.