Linda Greenlaw returns, with Shiver Hitch!

Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Join us as Maine author Linda Greenlaw presents her newest Jane Bunker mystery, Shiver Hitch!

Jane Bunker thought she'd escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she's left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.

When Jane is called to the remote Acadia Island to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble, and it turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who just happens to be one of the most hated women in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot as thick as New England clam chowder, which involves convicted felons, a real estate scam, and the deep conflicts between the locals and the summer folks. On top of trying to find what might be a murderer on the loose, Jane is still living with her bonkers landlords, the Vickersons, who are delighted when Jane finds out that her brother Wally (who has Down's syndrome) is going to move in with them, after losing his assisted living arrangement. It's all Jane can do to keep all the moving pieces together, much less figure out who would want to burn someone alive and why.

About the author: Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen are Liars, The Lobster Chronicles, and Recipes from a Small Island, as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries, including Slipknot and Fisherman's Bend. Before becoming a writer, she was the captain of a swordboat, the career that earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film.  She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. She now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.

Event date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Shiver Hitch: A Jane Bunker Mystery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250107565
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 6th, 2017

Jane Bunker thought she’d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.


The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786864515
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Published: Hachette Books - May 12th, 1999

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman. I am a fisherman. . . . I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I am a thirty-seven-year-old tomboy.


The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786866779
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Published: Hachette Books - July 10th, 2002

Declared a triumph by the New York Times Book Review, Linda Greenlaw's first book, The Hungry Ocean, appeared on nearly every major bestseller list in the country.


All Fishermen Are Liars: True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401300708
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Published: Hachette Books - July 7th, 2004

Just before Christmas, Linda meets up with her best friend and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink at the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering hole in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing expedition, has seen his share of mishaps and adventures at sea.


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