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Paperback, 6″x9″
248 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63381-136-2


by Charlene D’Avanzo

When a lobsterman’s body is found under his aquaculture raft, Maine oceanographer Mara Tusconi’s cousin Gordy is suspect number one.To investigate, Mara must visit isolated Macomek Island—Maine’s wild, wild west—where lobstermen practice their own rule of law.

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“Charlene D’Avanzo is a natural storyteller and a passionate scientist, and she brings both aspects of her self to her third novel, Secrets Haunt the Lobsters’ Sea. Even Maine natives will find themselves gaining insights into the secret lives of lobsters, as well as the rough-and-tumble nature of the state’s signature fishery. All readers will be swept along by oceanographer Mara Tusconi’s suspenseful quest to determine who murdered lobsterman Buddy Crawford and, more importantly, why.”
—Paul Doiron, author of Stay Hidden

“Charlene D’Avanzo’s spellbinding mystery about the secrets of lobsters and the people who trap them will snare you on the first page and not release you until the end.”
—Barbara Ross, Maine Clambake Mysteries author



Marine ecologist and award-winning environmental educator Charlene D’Avanzo studied the New England coast for over thirty years. Her Mara Tusconi Mystery Series takes readers into the stunning beauty of marine waters, including Maine’s coast, and the grave threats facing them. An avid sea kayaker, D’Avanzo lives in Yarmouth, Maine.

Also the author of Demon Spirit, Devil Sea.

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