NC Literary Hall of Fame



Death in a Mudflat by N.A. Granger

Copper Ledge
$12.00, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-692103470
June, 2018
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Death in a Mudflat is a hugely enjoyable, fast-paced mystery with excellent attention to forensic and scientific detail.

Fearless detective, ER nurse, devoted mother, and Pequod, Maine’s, answer to Kinsey Milhone, Rhe Brewster is back on the case. When an idyllic seaside wedding is suddenly interrupted by the grotesque sight of a decaying human arm poking out of the tidal mud, Rhe is thrown head first into a treacherous world of duplicity, drugs, and murder.

With her best friend Paulette and her main man Sam, the Chief of Police, Rhe seeks to solve the puzzle of the body found in the muck while also working with the FBI to identify the source of shipments of tainted heroin flooding the local campus and community.

Maine’s opioid crisis has hit the town hard, with an escalating number of overdoses. More murders are uncovered, testing Rhe’s detective skills and steely resolve.

While she follows the clues, Rhe encounters some sinister inhabitants of Pequod’s underbelly, including a practitioner of the Dark Arts, a hydra-headed crime gang, and an embittered, unhinged lobsterman with an axe to grind and nothing to lose.

In her relentless drive to solve the crimes, Rhe narrowly escapes a watery grave, trades blows with Russian goons, and unknowingly prompts Paulette to put her life on the line in an attempt to catch a murderer in the act.

N. A. Granger is a Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After forty years of research and teaching, she wrote her first mystery on a dare, then kept on going. In addition to the Rhe Brewster mystery series, she has written for Coastal Living and Sea Level magazines and several times for the Bella Online Literary Review. She lives with her husband and a hyperactive kitten in Chapel Hill and spends a portion of every summer in Maine.

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