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Paperback, 5.25″ x 8″
267 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-216-1

A Mara Tusconi Mystery

by Charlene D’Avanzo

When oceanographer Mara Tusconi and her cousin Gordy find an old Maine eel  fisherman with a bullet in his chest one spring night they confront the deadly world of international eel trafficking.

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My wife and I love Maine’s islands, so of course I’ve enjoyed all of Charlene  D’Avanzo’s novels, which really capture Maine’s islands and put you there—and on the water. This new novel is terrific, and I appreciate her concerns about climate  change. I must admit, I had no idea glass eel trafficking could be such an exciting story!
—George Smith, outdoor writer for Bangor Daily News

Charlene D’Avanzo does a masterful job weaving international intrigue and the ocean’s complexities, beauty, and wrath. Oceanography and science are wonderfully described as readers understand that glass eel trafficking is an international tragedy.
—Kim Camery Millick, author of Rookie Warden


Marine ecologist and award-winning environmental educator Charlene D’Avanzo writes mysteries that immerse readers in Maine’s coastal waters— and the lives of scientists struggling to understand our rapidly changing oceans. An avid sea kayaker like her protagonist, D’Avanzo lives in Yarmouth, Maine.

Author of Demon Spirit, Devil Sea and Secrets Haunt the Lobsters’ Sea

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