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Sarah Stewart Taylor--The Drowning Sea

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In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D'arcy with another atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs.

For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'arcy is unemployed. No cases to focus on, no leads to investigate, just a whole summer on a remote West Cork peninsula with her teenage daughter Lilly and her boyfriend, Conor and his son. The plan is to prepare Lilly for a move to Ireland. But their calm vacation takes a dangerous turn when human remains wash up below the steep cliffs of Ross Head.

 

When construction worker Lukas Adamik disappeared months ago, everyone assumed he had gone home to Poland. Now that his body has been found, the guards, including Maggie's friends Roly Byrne and Katya Grzeskiewicz, seem to think he threw himself from the cliffs. But as Maggie gets to know the residents of the nearby village and learns about the history of the peninsula and its abandoned Anglo Irish manor house, once home to a famous Irish painter who died under mysterious circumstances, she starts to think there's something else going on. Something deadly. And when Lilly starts dating one of the dead man's friends, Maggie grows worried about her daughter being so close to another investigation and about what the investigation will uncover.

 

Old secrets, hidden relationships, crime, and village politics are woven throughout this small seaside community, and as the summer progresses, Maggie is pulled deeper into the web of lies, further from those she loves, and closer to the truth.

 

Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George series and the Maggie D'arcy series. Taylor grew up on Long Island in New York and was educated at Middlebury College in Vermont and Trinity College in Dublin. She lived in Dublin, Ireland in the mid-90s and she now lives with her family on a farm in Vermont where they raise sheep and grow blueberries.

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
The Drowning Sea: A Maggie D'arcy Mystery (Maggie D'arcy Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250826657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2022

In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D’arcy with another atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs.


A Distant Grave: A Maggie D'arcy Mystery (Maggie D'arcy Mysteries #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250847188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2022

In the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Mountains Wild, Detective Maggie D'arcy tackles another intricate case that bridges Long Island and Ireland in A Distant Grave.


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The Mountains Wild: A Mystery (Maggie D'arcy Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250796141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - June 15th, 2021

"With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" — New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie


Event Summary: 
In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D'arcy with another atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs.

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