A serial killer in New Hampshire's peaceful Dovekey Beach? Well, at least a serial mischief-maker who doesn't mind the...

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SUMMER WILL END

A serial killer in New Hampshire's peaceful Dovekey Beach? Well, at least a serial mischief-maker who doesn't mind the occasional unnatural death. The toll includes a suspicious boat engine fire, a shark sighting, a timber rattler lazing far from its natural habitat, a beachful of yucky medical waste, two deaths from anaphylactic shock, and two other less-fatal poisonings. Watercolorist Elizabeth Will, fresh from saving her cantankerous father from a murder rap (Murder Will Out, 1994), takes her usual laid-back approach to schmoozing-cum-detection--with the main attraction this time her returning childhood friend Martha Drake and Martha's maddeningly dishy husband Eamon Robson--and the result is as evanescent as a summer breeze. The nonstop gossip is appropriately lightweight but lethal, the transparent murder plot just plain silly.

Pub Date: Dec. 11, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 208

Publisher: St. Martin's

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1996