Croaked: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery
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Fleeing Boston, Lydia Vivaldi rejoices to land a cooking job at Leo’s Back End in the Cape Cod village of Quansett. Now to find her friend DeAnne! Leo breaks the bad news: DeAnne is dead, fallen off a ladder at a film shoot. The filmmaker, Alistair Pope, flirts with Lydia but ducks her questions. Nor do the police welcome her prying. Only Edgar Rowdey, a Back End regular and the artist/author of grisly novelettes, shares Lydia's doubts about DeAnne’s "accident." Before they can investigate, their #1 target is found drowned in Leo’s frog pond. Another accident, or another murder? Can an urban refugee and Quansett’s "grey eminence" piece together discoveries by a Wampanoag dessert chef, a retired football star, a hippie bookstore clerk, and a former Broadway-musical team in time to avert more deaths?