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Now Sam Wescott is a ghost. And what he lac On Maryland's salt-swept Eastern Shore, a woman reporter has a dilapidated old house, a dysfunctional family, and a talent for solving mysteries. And what he lacks in respect for Hollis's privacy, he makes up in his ability to talk to the dead. For Hollis, Sam's talent has never come in handier.

A vintage Cadillac has been resurrected from the muddy waters beneath a highway bridge, and in it are the bones of a woman. Now a community of fishermen, crabbers, and local boys-turned-millionaires is being ripped apart by a mysterious death thirty years old.

And when another body is found in Chesapeake Bay, Hollis and Sam join forces: to catch a killer who is alive and all too well Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published June 8th by Dell first published More Details Original Title. Sam and Hollis Mystery 3. Other Editions 1.

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Riggs, a New York businessman. Rachael Carson -- biologist, environmentalist, nature writer, and crusader -- was born the youngest of three children in Springdale, PA a small town near Pittsburgh and she died in Silver Spring, MD. From the mids, she and her mother spent summers near West Southport, Maine and Carson built a summer cottage along Maine's Sheepscot River in As a child, Carson was always interested in nature and being outside, but was also an avid reader and writer from an early age.

In , at the age of 10, she was published in the St. Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women at Pittsburgh now Chatham College on a small scholarship, majoring first in English, then switching to biology. She graduated magna cum laude in She taught at Hopkins and at the University of Maryland for a few years, then joined what became the U. The Baltimore Sun published a series of her articles on various aspects of the sea -- written to supplement her teaching income -- and her first major publication, an article entitled "Undersea," was published in Atlantic Monthly in Sept.

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It had been developed by Carson as an introduction to the print brochures based on the "Romance Under the Seas" shows. Between and , she wrote four pamphlets describing over 70 fish and shellfish. Extremely successful, these booklets served as information sources for newspapers, magazines, and radio broadcasts throughout the country.

Carson served as editor-in-chief of the Fish and Wildlife Service's publications from to , when she was able -- because of the success of her book The Sea Around Us -- to resign from the Service to devote more time to writing. For her contributions she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Department of the Interior. In the early s, Carson became friends with Dorothy Murdoch Freeman who was an administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Services. Carson's Maine home was built near the home of Freeman and her family. The two women exchanged many letters over a twelve-year period, some of which are now published.

Silent Spring , her fourth book, was first serialised in The New Yorker and immediately drew the wrath of the chemical industry. Carson was accused of being a Communist by Velsicol Chemical Company, which threatened to sue her publisher. The controversy around the book -- which warned the public of the hazards of pesticide misuse and abuse -- led to a federal investigation into the misuse of pesticides and resulted in lengthy Congressional hearings in Carson died in Spring of breast cancer that had been diagnosed in In , Carson was posthumously awarded the highest civilian honor in the U.

The refuge consists primarily of coastal salt marsh with habitat for more than bird and mammal species. Isabel and her brothers and sister spent most of their childhood sailing aboard their father's vessels. In the family came ashore and purchased a home in Bath. Isabel graduated from the then Bath High School in and then went to Wellesley College where she majored in math and Greek.

After graduating in , she earned a teaching certificate from Gorham Normal School, one of the precursors to the University of Southern Maine. With the exception of three years, to , when she did post-war relief work in Turkey, she was a teacher in both private and public high schools.


Most of the time -- to and to -- she taught math at the Madeira School, McLean, Virginia. Upon retirement, she and her mother returned to the family summer home in Yarmouth. She died in a Yarmouth nursing home in Carter's publishing record -- one novel and six short stories -- belies her important role in understanding Maine's 19th-century maritime history. Although her work is fiction, the state's maritime historians recognize the authenticity of her characters and incidents that are based on her parents' experiences at sea.

Carter's primary source for her novel and the six stories published in Atlantic Monthly and Woman's Home Companion between and were letters her parents wrote to each other between and Children's book writer Mary Cerullo born Sept. She considers herself a 'science interpreter,' and she has worked for the University of Maine Sea Grant Program interpreting science for the public. She is associate director responsible for publications, public relations, and educational outreach at Friends of Casco Bay. Romance author and lifetime Mainer, Janet Chapman was born in northern Maine and lived in a log home on a lake in Glenburn with her husband and sons.

Mary Ellen Chase was born on Feb.

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She was a Univ. Chase was a professor at the Univ. She spent most of her adult life away from Maine but wrote of it with passion. She wrote novels, autobiographies, historical biographies, and books about writing and literature, as well as other non-fiction works. In she received the Hale Award, given annually to a distinguished writer with a connection to New England.

One of Chase's students at Smith College, Lee Kingman, herself an author and editor, won an essay contest sponsored by Vogue for a piece entitled 'Pamela's Socks and the Roman Emperors,' about her teacher. Emily Chetkowski is a children's book writer who lives in a farmhouse called Winn Farm in Westminster, MA most of the year.

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  5. She summers on the island of Islesboro in Maine, where she does most of her writing. Born in Portland on June 14, , current North Parsonsfield resident Carolyn Chute is known as much for her role in the 2nd Maine Militia, an organization dedicated to reducing government's role in our lives, as she is as a novelist. A self-proclaimed redneck, Chute writes about the life and struggles of the rural poor living in the fictional town of Egypt, Maine. Chute was also a plumbing inspector and code enforcement officer in Mt. Vernon ME from Chute's scientific works focus on human ecology and culture's impact on lake and coastal ecosystems.

    He is also a poet whose poetry has frequently been published in the Beloit Poetry Journal. Thoreau's and a friend's cooling river escape from the heat. Born in New Providence, Iowa, on June 15, , and raised on a acre farm, poet Amy Clampitt, considered one of the most distinguished 20th-century American poets, was a long-time Corea, Maine, summer visitor.

    A number of her poems contain subjects and images influenced by the area's natural beauty. Clampitt earned a B. She worked at Oxford University Press from to as secretary and writer, as reference librarian at the National Audubon Society to , and as a freelance writer, editor, and researcher during the s and s, then spent five years to as an editor at E.

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    She first attempted to write novels and then turned to poetry in the s. In her work appeared for the first time in the New Yorker. In addition to being a noted poet, Clampitt was also a well-respected teacher. Many of his columns and books focused on the fictional town of Cedar River and its inhabitants.

    Rebecca Clarke, considered America's first writer for children because she wrote for children and not for small adults, was born in Norridgewock on Feb. She lived there most of her life, except for a year period from when she was a school teacher in Indiana. She also wintered in Baltimore, Florida, and California. Clarke purchased and donated the building for the first Norridgewock public library shortly before her death, on Aug.

    Harold Clifford was born in Winthrop and received his B. He was principal of Alfred High School from and and Superintendent of schools, including those in the Boothbay area, from to The community playground in Boothbay is named for Clifford, as is the Boothbay Region High School's annual book award. Clifford wrote the history of the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club from its inception in the s to , with Chip Griffin completing the history to ; the history is dedicated to Clifford in appreciation "of the vibrant tone of both his piano playing and his words.

    Their daughter -- Kate Barnes -- was Maine's first poet laureate. She incorporated her travel memories into her writing. Born in Brunswick, a graduate of Bowdoin, and later a professor there , essayist, poet, and novelist Robert Peter Tristam Coffin won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Strange Holiness. William S.