Something Fishy: A Shores Mystery

Something Fishy: A Shores Mystery
by Hilary MacLeod
$22.95, paperback, 310 pp.
Acorn Press, October 2013

Blank white book w/pathRevenge of the Lobster Lover author Hilary MacLeod returns with another seafood-tinged mystery, set in Prince Edward Island. Something Fishy begins when residents find hundreds of dead herrings falling from the sky.

It’s the work of Anton Paradis, the owner of a chic cottage-turned-restaurant which specializes in “dangerous dining … serving food that can kill.” When murder strikes, Anton, an outsider, becomes an obvious focus for suspicion. But the restaurant is not the only contentious local issue.

Newton, owner of a wind turbine that hovers malevolently over the community, has a physical relationship with his invention. “He put his hand on the cold metal of the tower and felt a rush of warmth, a heady feeling, like being in love. Newton had only experienced a strangled version of that with his ex-wife Mary.”

Macleod’s prose style is swift and frenetic and the quirky characters leap effectively into a story already in motion. Something Fishy is an enjoyable frolic set against a backdrop of community, tradition and the threat of modernity.

Something Fishy: A Shores Mystery
by Hilary MacLeod
$22.95, paperback, 310 pp.
Acorn Press, October 2013

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Paul Butler is the author of nine novels including NaGeira and Titanic Ashes. His website, paulbutlernovelist.wordpress.com, will runs the Instant Hook Literary Award each fall.

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