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7.28.2012

Summer of Indie Meets Darcy Scott


Fans of mystery novels will be interested in Summer of Indie's latest guest author, Darcy Scott.  We talked with Scott about their work, and learned a lot about Matinicus, "a one part ghost story, two parts murder mystery—set on Maine’s most notorious island." We asked Darcy Scott to give us a brief personal description,  and we found out that she is an "ocean cruiser, live-aboard sailor and author of kick-ass mysteries." Summer of Indie asked author Darcy Scott to give us an in-depth look at two of their books: MatinicusAn Island Mystery, and Hunter Huntress.



MatinicusAn Island Mystery

MatinicusMatinicus (247 pages) is a gritty, spine-tingling tale—one part ghost story, two parts murder mystery—loosely based on the history and wild west-meets-beeper-generation lifestyle of Maine’s most notorious island. The story pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid, only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some two-hundred years dead. If Gil’s hoping for peace and quiet, he’s clearly come to the wrong place. Generations of infighting among loose-knit lobstering clans have left them openly hostile to outsiders. When a beautiful, bed-hopping stranger sails into the harbor, old resentments re-ignite and people begin to die—their murders linked, through centuries of violence, to a diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart. Kirkus Reviews says: "Scott's prose crackles with energy, and her sense of place is superb…Ends with a brilliant twist sure to leave readers' jaws hanging. The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more.”

Matinicus is available online in both softcover and Kindle formats at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Matinicus-Island-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0082C3XBQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337606899&sr=1-1), and in all Smashwords e-versions (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/160797).



Hunter Huntress

Hunter HuntressDistraught after the horrific car crash that claims the life of her young son, the and talented pianist Jamie Lloyd quits her high-power job with a New York symphony and flees to New Hampshire, where she marries a seafaring marine biologist. Although it's a good life, she remains emotionally numb and tormented by thoughts of Michael Ryan, the man whose carelessness shattered her world. Choked off from the past, unable to live in the present, she finds herself drawn back to her old home, determined to find answers to the questions surrounding that awful day. But as Jamie faces off against her intricately monstrous foe, coming ever closer to the answers she seeks, she comes to find that Michael Ryan's inevitable ruin is not necessarily her salvation.
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http://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Huntress-ebook/dp/B005E86YVW


You can find author Darcy Scott online at:
Darcy ScottAuthor Website: www.darcyscott.net


Blog: http://Darcyscott.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/Darcyscott
 

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