Charlotte and Aaron Elkins

Nasty breaks

Mysterious press

New York, 1997
bibliothèque insulaire
N.E. of America
îles noires
Nasty breaks / Charlotte and Aaron Elkins. - New York : Mysterious press, 1997. - 228 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0-89296-596-7
NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR : The golf course on bucolic Block Island has only nine holes, its fairways are swaths of meadow open to gusty sea breezes, and the « greens » are just compacted sand. Surprisingly, Lee Ofsted, there to teach golf to the executives of a local salvage company, doesn't mind. The setting is lovely, the rustic inn at which she is staying is charming, and the pay — $1,000 a day — will go a long way toward covering her expenses during her third year on the pro tour. But will it be compensation enough for solving a murder ?

After a bizarre, botched kidnapping of his sexy wife, the owner of the salvage company turns up dead on the beach. Lee can't resist doing a little nosing around, and soon discovers that nearly every manager at the company has a motive for murder. Plunging into the case, she asks her boyfriend, Graham Sheldon, a former California cop, for his expert help. Before long, the two of them are involved in a tale of greed and ruthless ambition that stretches back in time almost two hundred years, to the sunken treasure ship Good Hope, which went down in these very waters.

As the pieces of the puzzle come together, Lee has to size up her competition — just as she would in a golf match. Only this time clutching under pressure could be fatal. For Lee Ofsted knows too much for the killer to let her live …
  • « On the fringe », Sutton (Surrey) : Severn house publishers (A Lee Ofsted mystery), 2005
  • Klaus & Elizabeth Gemming, « Block Island summer », Riverside (Connecticut) : Chatham Press, 1972 

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