This is book number 1 in the A Jane Bunker Mystery series.
Slipknot is the first in Linda Greenlaw's fantastic Jane Bunker series—small-town mysteries set in Down East Maine.
Welcome to the coastal village of Green Haven, where someone has gone to sleep with the fishes. . .
Jane Bunker returned to Maine to escape the mean streets of Miami. Surely whatever crimes are committed in this tourist-filled seaside town won’t involve anything as dark or seedy as what she saw in the so-called Sunshine State. It’s a bit of a shock, then, when Nick Dow, AKA the town drunk, turns up dead—and it’s not the simple accident that everyone assumes it to be. Now it’s up to Jane to plunge the depths of this case even though only two things are certain: Nothing is what it seems, and the whole town is in each other’s business. It’s not until Jane impulsively hops on a boat with the killer—and heads out to sea—that the terrifying truth begins to reach the surface. .
“Greenlaw proves that she’s as skillful a mystery writer as she is a fishing boat captain—and that’s saying a lot. A fantastic read!” —Sebastian Junger on Slipknot
“Greenlaw, author of nonfiction bestsellers such as The Lobster Chronicles, has no trouble finding her sea legs in... this swiftly paced yarn.” —Entertainment Weekly
“A sleepy Maine town, the local drunk found dead, a detective asking too many questions... No, not Murder, She Wrote—it’s [Greenlaw’s] first foray into mystery, and it’s riveting.” —People