A Friend of Silence

A Friend of Silence What safer haven could there be than a Quaker boarding school in a tiny New England coastal village What secrets lie beneath its serene and quiet beauty Out of the blue the campus is laid open the p

  • Title: A Friend of Silence
  • Author: M. Lee Prescott
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • What safer haven could there be than a Quaker boarding school in a tiny New England coastal village What secrets lie beneath its serene and quiet beauty Out of the blue, the campus is laid open, the peace of Old Harbor Friends shattered by the murder of lascivious, comptroller, Milt Wickie Wickie is discovered in his office, a scrimshaw knife protruding from his chest,What safer haven could there be than a Quaker boarding school in a tiny New England coastal village What secrets lie beneath its serene and quiet beauty Out of the blue, the campus is laid open, the peace of Old Harbor Friends shattered by the murder of lascivious, comptroller, Milt Wickie Wickie is discovered in his office, a scrimshaw knife protruding from his chest, a knife belonging to beloved teacher and grieving widow, Bess Dore Initially a suspect, the forty two year old, Bess is soon exonerated and jumps headlong into a murder investigation along with old flame, police detective, Roger Demaris, and Harry Winthrop, an amateur sleuth, prolific writer, and the son of the school s wealthiest patron Will Bess find romance along the way, giving her heart to the gruff police officer, who still adores her, or to the fly by night, but charming Harry who is clearly smitten Will the killer strike again Will the silence and calm of the 200 year old Friends school ever again be restored

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    1. Over the years at Old Harbor Friends school, there have been a few deaths, attacks, and now, a staff member has been found stabbed with an antique from the Arts/Varsity Field coach, Mrs. Dore's late husband.Mrs. Dore is a widow of ten years and seems to be stuck in a pattern. The book introduces us to many students and fellow staff members. It was well written, lots of description of the inter-personal relationships of the Detective and Mrs. Dore. The character of the latest victim is drawn out [...]

    2. Won this book in July and started reading it last week. Wish I had read it sooner. This book is just awesome. Loved it from cover to cover. The wrting is great and the flow andstyle of the author makes this a book easy to read. Top it off with great story and characters - characters you wish you knew in real life - and you have yourself a great book. Already looking in our local library for her other novels as well. My wife just started it yesterday and also loves it so far.

    3. This book was good enough to make me want to finish it. I did think the characters were too contrived. The plot needed more development. I kept thinking the setting was abroad.

    4. This story takes place at Old Harbor Friends Quaker boarding school, where comptroller and womanizer Milt Wickie is found murdered with an antique scrimshaw knife. Art teacher and widow, Bess Dore is shocked to see the knife is part of her deceased husband’s collection. How did someone break into her home, steal the knife and stab Wickie? Bess is soon questioned by detective and old flame Roger Demaris, but immediately found innocent of any wrongdoing. Will the killer strike again before being [...]

    5. It took me a long while to get through this book. I did not know it was the first in the series, so the incredible amount of focus on the main characters makes sense now. It still detracts from the mystery aspect that this book is supposed to have had. I would have liked to see more focus on the main plot instead of building up the character's romantic status. How many times does it need to be rubbed in that Bess is a grieving widow and that Roger still has a thing for her?I'm very disappointed [...]

    6. I love the characters in this book and I am excited to see where it takes us. Bess is a very well put together character that leads us deep into her life and it's nice to see a romance blooming while all the mystery and murder suspects are around. Great book and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

    7. CharmingThe story is good, the plots really interesting, and each character has something unique about them that is quite fascinating. I really like this, and I wasn’t expecting too

    8. A who done it murder mystery without clean up needed, less descriptive of the murderious gore, but enough shared to entice the imagination. bit flakey romance between a few characters, but sounds like book two may follow up. Enjoyed the premise of a peeping Tom as a Robin Hood sort of person.

    9. I enjoyed this story, I will look for the next one, I enjoy the sitting is within a school and I enjoyed the characters. It kept me guessing on who did the murder. I was surprised about a few things in the story.

    10. Nice, cozy mysteryEnjoyable, little mystery. I was fairly certain I had pegged the murderer about halfway through but wasn't sure 'til the end. If you don't like course language, there's one character who has a potty mouth.

    11. Even though it was set in New England, it has the feel of a British mystery. A bit dry but enjoyable. The characters were defined well and the insight into a Quaker school environment was interesting.

    12. A Friend of SilenceA Friend of Silence is a very enjoyable cozy mystery. The characters are interesting people with complicated ties beneath the surface. Who is guilty of murder and who is guilty of adultery? At times, it seems the entire community is guilty of both.

    13. FantasticBlew my mind ! Fantastic and wonderful characters and locale. Will make a great series! I had no clue as to the murderer. I'm ashamed I missed the clues. Looking forward to more in this series and this author.

    14. An interesting small town New England mystery with murder and adultery! Characters were well developed, storyline flowed well

    15. Great book with lots of suspense. Kept me reading. Adorable. Mysteriously light reading. Will get started on the next

    16. murder at a small Quaker school in Mained 2 grieving people find a second chance while investigating a sordid murder.

    17. I really enjoyed this book Good book,great characters. I enjoyed this book very much. I plan on reading more in the series I am curious to where these characters go

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