Book List:13 titles
  • The Drama School at Bowmouth College is staging their annual Halloween masquerade. This year its Shakespeares Romeo and Julietwith a twist. English professor (and sometime amateur sleuth) Sarah Deane has been recruited to assist backstage. But there ...


  • Crotchety, seventy-something Julia Clancy of High Hope Farm feels a little wobbly one August morning. With stables to clean and riding lessons to give, the stoic New Englander ignores her symptoms-and ends up in the ER with a heart attack. Even then,...


  • During an especially cold, rainy May, three families move to the recently opened Ocean Tide community on the coast of Maine. Not long after their arrival, a decaying corpse is found lying in the rough of their beautifully manicured golf course-disrup...


  • Freshly minted Ph.D. Sarah Deane is hired to teach English at Miss Merritt's, only to land in the epicenter of legendary French professor Grace ("Mme Guillotine") Carpentier's reign of terror. Mme's peckish passion tiff excellence has inspired univer...


  • New England English teacher Sarah Deane, with husband Alex and feisty Aunt Julia in tow, is getting ready to board the Queen Victoria for a luxurious transatlantic cruise. But before they even set sail, two passengers are killed-both members of the B...


  • Much to her dismay, Sarah has been roped into accompanying her abrasive Aunt Julia on a tour of Europe's most famous gardens. The trip, takes a bad turn when the tour's leader, garden expert Ellen Trevino, fails to meet the group for their departure....


  • EVERYBODY LOVES DOLLY BEAUGARD... At least that's what Maine college professor and amateur sleuth Sarah Deane always thought. But when Dolly's bloated body washes ashore on the same spot as the drunken Gattling brothers the day before, the police ...


  • Planning their wedding at High Hope horse farm is trouble enough for teaching fellow Sarah Deane and her fiance Dr. Alex McKenzie. Rut now Sarah's widowed Aunt Julia, the Farm's crusty, independent owner is receiving threatening nursery rhymes with h...


  • English teacher Sarah Deane and her boyfriend, Dr. Alex McKenzie, leave snowy Maine to join Sarah's feisty Aunt Julia for Christmas at the exclusive Rancho del Gato Blanco resort in Arizona. But they soon realize there's no place like home for the ho...






  • Sarah Dean, self-described "accident crime-prone English teacher," and her boyfriend, Dr. Alex McKenzie, are longing for a vacation. No classes, students or conferences for her-no patients, beepers or night calls for Alex.The two-week cruise aboard t...


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    The campus of Maine's Bowmouth College looks like a picture postcard of New England-snow-covered lawns, students in colorful ski parkas, icicles dangling on the ivied halls. Sarah Deane-English Fellow with an honorary degree in sleuthing-expects to s...


  • Working on the Godding Museum's annual local artist show is the perfect way for English teacher Sarah Deane to earn a few dollars, relax in the sun and sea air of coastal Maine, and spend the summer with her boyfriend, Dr. Alex McKenzie. But when ...


  • Sarah Deane takes a break from graduate school--and dreary mid-March Boston--and heads for sunny Southern Texas to join her boyfriend, Philip Lentz, on a birdwatching expedition. Philip's rare sighting of a pair of hook-billed kites gets things of...