Darcy Scott

Biography

Award-winning author Darcy Scott (Best Mystery, 2013 Indie Book Awards; Silver Award, 2013 Readers Favorite Book Awards; Bronze Award, 2013 IPPY Awards) is a live-aboard sailor and experienced ocean cruiser who’s sailed to Grenada and back on a whim, island-hopped through the Caribbean, and been struck by lightning in the middle of the Gulf Stream. For all her wandering, her summer home and favorite cruising grounds remain along the coast of Maine—the history and rugged beauty of its sparsely populated out-islands serving as inspiration for much of her fiction, including Margel's Madness and her popular Island Mystery Series (Matinicus, Reese’s Leap, and Ragged Island). Her debut novel, Hunter Huntress, was published in 2010 by Snowbooks, Ltd., UK.

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Books

Ragged Island — An Island Mystery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Maine botanist Gil Hodges is plagued by personal demons including a gut-wrenching trade-off made years ago with a stone-cold killer who slips in and out of his life. When a chance encounter offers the promise of new love, Hodge tempts fate by taking on his murderous foe. Desperate to cut this grisly tie once and for all, he risks everything by going back to where it all started—back to Matinicus.
Margel's Madness
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this powerful tale of secrets, betrayal, and death, single mother Margel Matthews settles in Mosquito Harbor, Maine, where the eccentric Cousins family faces off against wealthy escapees from urban sprawl. As she fights to protect her daughter from her past, a shocking discovery rocks the town, forcing her to choose between a chance at happiness and her responsibility to those she loves.
Reese's Leap -- An Island Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,040. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this sequel to the award-winning Matinicus, five women on a Maine island retreat are forced to host the bachelor botanist, Gil Hodges, stranded there in the fog. When a diabolical stranger appears out of nowhere bent on a twisted revenge, it falls to Gil to keep the women safe, despite a dawning awareness that not everyone will make it off the island alive.
Matinicus — An Island Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid, only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some 200 years dead.