On an icy February morning, Rhe Brewster, an emergency room nurse with a nose for investigation, is called to a dock in the harbor of the small coastal town of Pequod, Maine.
A consultant to the Pequod Police Department, Rhe is responding to a discovery by one of the local lobstermen: a finger caught in one of his traps.
The subsequent finding of the body of a young girl, wrapped in a sail and without a finger, sends the investigation into high gear and reveals the existence of three other missing girls of the same age, plus a childhood friend of Rhe’s.
Battered by increasingly vitriolic objections from her husband, the pregnant Rhe continues her search, dealing with unexpected obstacles and ultimately facing the challenge of crossing an enormous frozen bog to save herself.
Will she survive?
Is the kidnapper someone she knows?
In Death in a Dacron Sail, the second book in the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series, Rhe’s nerves and endurance are put to the test as the kidnapper’s action hits closer to home.
Death in a Dacron Sail is N. A. Granger’s second novel. It features the same main character as her first book, Death in a Red Canvas Chair, Rhe Brewster.
I asked Ms. Granger to tell us a little more about Rhe.
My main character, Rhe Brewster, is an Emergency Room nurse, which allows me to bring in medical knowledge, along with a healthy dose of anatomy from her friend, Marsh Adams, the assistant Maine State ME. Rhe is smart, daring, and has what I have called a yen for adrenaline, a not always good mix when she’s in the middle of an investigation. She tends to leap before looking, which is why she gets herself into challenging situations. However, she’s intelligent enough to get herself out! I also wanted to give her a family life, one that many women could relate to: an occasionally prickly relationship with her husband Will (a lot more of that in Death in a Dacron Sail) and a loving relationship with Jack, her son, who is ADHD. MY son is ADHD, and more of that will figure into later books.
I also asked her why she writes crime fiction.
I like to write crime fiction because the scientific nature of it fascinates me – brings my background in anatomy and medicine and research together in one package. I also love doing the research for my books. I meet all sorts of people, all of whom have been very open to helping me understand their areas of expertise. I am an extrovert by nature, so this is great for my psyche.
Watch out for N. A. Granger’s great Blog SaylingAway, where you will be able to read an excerpt from Death in a Dacron Sail very soon, in December, before it’s published in January.
N. A. Granger writes great crime fiction. Read my review of Death in a Red Canvas Chair.
Why not read it now, before Death in a Dacron Sail comes out in January?