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The Body in the Kelp (1992)
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The Old Maid's Puzzle
It seems as if nothing is going to liven up Faith Fairchild's deathly dull vacation on Maine's Sanpere Island -- until she buys a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction. Lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, Faith's purchase turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when she discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure. But instead of pointing the transplanted New York caterer-turned-minister's wife toward the fabled Prescott gold, Matilda's artfully crafted clues lead Faith to a kelp-covered corpse floating in a nearby tidal pool. Once again, the resourceful amateur sleuth has become entangled in a dangerous puzzle, ensnared in twisted, lethal threads of familial greed and cold-blooded homicide. And Faith won't be satisfied until she has the whole murderous matter sewn up.
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At an auction, minister's wife Faith Fairchild buys a handmade quilt that promises to liven up her vacation on Maine's Sanpere Island. Lovingly constructed by the wealthy, deceased and detested Matilda Prescott, Faith's purchase is a bargain - especially when it turns out to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure. But instead of pointing Faith toward the fabled Prescott gold, Matilda's clues lead her to a kelp-covered corpse floating in a nearby tidal pool. Now the amateur sleuth is ensnared in the twisted, lethal threads of familial greed and cold-blooded murder.