Third Book in the Murder by the Sea series. .A rose sunrise, an azure sea at twilight, a lazy day fishing. It sounds like paradise. But just because Carrie lives on an island where life's pace is a little slower, doesn't mean that the age old struggles between right and wrong or good an bad don't exist. Sometimes the lines are blurred. Sometimes things are justified. But sometimes the evil is so blatant it can't be ignored
Thallasophile - lover of the ocean. That's me. I have a strong affinity for that entity and express those feelings through my writing--my books. They may span many genres but are all connected to the place I call home. Genres published: historical fiction, literary, murder, essays--they all are set on Topsail Island where I grew up. It is my way of perserving this wonderful place and the people with whom I share my life. The first book in the Murder by the Sea series is WATERLOGGED. Don Belkin is a former Marine, now a detective with the Surf City Police Dept. He's a conflicted man, to say the least, as he struggles to accept his past and find solace in the small beach town. Bitterness runs deep between the locals who have populated the area for generations and the "new" folks who think they've found paradise. Oh, Topsail Island may be the perfect tourist attraction, but in the summer it's just plain MURDER. (there are 5 more books in the series)
How important are you? Who makes you important? Why do you have to be important?
Estelle wants to be just that, an important person. But I think she goes about it the wrong way.
Propping herself against a wall, she brought a thumb to her lips and sucked the tip gently. “Hmm, Theo could do something with this place. He’s handy that way.” She imagined Theo, her friend from Kentucky, the only person who had never wanted anything from her. She pictured his agreeable smile. Yes, Theo could always be counted on. “Theo will know what to do, how to make this thing look authentic. Then--” Estelle’s eyes widened, her lips parted. “Ahh, then, once this place is an historical site, a real one--then, this community will welcome me with open arms.”