Four for Fogo Island
Published by: Breakwater Books Ltd
Imprint: Breakwater Books
Sales Date: 2022-10-30
Published: October 2022
232 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.50 in
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Murder in a quilt shop on scenic Fogo Island leads sardonic private eye Sebastian Synard from his quest for some R&R to a different kind of excursion altogether.
Four for Fogo Island finds Sebastian Synard on a May 24th weekend getaway with his new significant other, Mae. (As he says, “what a difference a Mae makes.”)
When Sebastian and Mae arrive at a fabric shop, they discover the owner in a back room, lying in a pool of blood, having been stabbed with a pair of antique quilting scissors. This propels the couple along a sequence of occasionally bizarre investigative paths to track down the killer.
Sebastian has more than murder to deal with. A family get-together involving his son and ex-wife (and her partner, Frederick, a police officer) goes awry as Frederick inserts himself into the investigation. Mae on occasion outsmarts Sebastian on the investigative trails, but our private eye is rarely without his trademark sense of humour.
“Four for Fogo Island is humourous, quite good-natured, full of colourful characters and a welcome addition to those magnificent TV commercials that make us all want to visit Newfoundland and Labrador.”Nick Martin, The Winnipeg Free Press
“These engaging, twisty mysteries are also wonderful ways to explore Newfoundland and Labrador from wherever you happen to hail from.”All Lit Up