Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A new author for me, this story is like taking a little vacation to Cape Cod and meeting the most interesting people.
When a murder occurs in Wellfleet, the obvious suspect is quickly arrested, but it is too obvious to local resident Asey Mayo. Asey is the quintessential Cape Cod-er, full of stories and sayings and wisdom all spoken in the perfect New England dialect. He was a man of many jobs and had sailed over the seas in every kind of ship. He sets to solving the case with inventive ways of obtaining information and suspects.
There are many suspects as there are so many who did not like the murdered man. It is not totally predictable when the killer is finally unveiled at the end.
Written in 1931, the book is a flashback to another time when things were simpler. Descriptions give the reader a good idea of the geography and customs of the town. With this as her first book written at age 22, Miss Atwood continued to write a total of 33 books.
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