Inspired by one of the largest unsolved cases of serial killings in the United States, the New Bedford Serial Killings of 1988.
Harbormaster Corby Church finds the bones of a human body on Bird Island off Cape Cod. As brassy, young police detective Yemanja Colon struggles with the case, she realizes that Church may know more than he’s letting on, and a trip he took to the Bahamas in the ’80s may prove the key.
Randall Peffer is an instructor at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Cape Islands Mystery Series.read more
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Drugs, sex, and murder fuel Peffer's fervid fifth Cape Islands mystery (after 2009's Bangkok Dragons, Cape Cod Tears). When Bird Island harbormaster Corby Church stumbles on human bones on the island, rookie police detective Yemanja Colon, based in the mainland town of Slocums Harbor, Mass., winds up on a terrifying journey. Eager to take on a real case, Yemanja is soon channeling the voice of the victim, an unidentified white female in her 20s who died sometime in the late 1980s while the New Bedford serial killer, responsible for at least 11 murders, was active in the area. As the investigation heats up, so does Yemanja's relationship with Corby, a relationship complicated by Corby's coincidental involvement with the victim, eventually identified as Remy La Moreaux, with whom Corby and three other men once sailed to the Bahamas. Kept on a tight rein by police chief Chi Chi Bugatti, Yemanja proves herself a feisty heroine readers will want to see more of. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved