Dead Down East
by Carl Schmidt
Dead Down East, a fictional murder mystery, is both detective noir and smart screwball comedy rolled into one. Jesse Thorpe, a young private investigator, receives a mysterious phone call from a former client, Cynthia Dumais. She begs to be rescued from an island south of Brunswick, Maine, within a mile of where William Lavoilette, the governor of Maine, was assassinated the night before.