Down East 2013 ©
In Camden Realtor Vicky Doudera’s debut mystery novel, A House to Die For (Midnight Ink, Woodbury, Minnesota; paperback; 328 pages; $14.95), million-dollar real estate mixes with murder on the Maine coast. Protagonist Darby Farr sells top-notch properties and returns to her hometown to close a big deal. But when the deal falls apart — and the back-up buyer is found dead — a standard sale turns into a dangerous adventure.
New Hampshire native and Mercer, Maine, resident Wesley McNair is an award-winning poet and author of seven collections of poetry and several books of prose and anthologies. His latest collection, Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems (David R. Godine, Boston, Massachusetts; paperback; 160 pages; $17.95), features works that explore life’s small victories and tribulations and the nuanced territory of the human heart.