There is a lot going on in Port Scuttlebutt these days. Double Barrel Investigations is up and running, and Shelby’s dream to direct community theatre is closer than ever as the Port Playhouse is nearly complete, but a life-changing curveball throws both Blake and Shelby for a loop. Add to that the body of a man washed up on the bank of Lake Superior and you’ve got an unforgettable summer.
They say Lake Superior never gives up her dead… but sometimes spur-of-the-moment murders don’t go as planned.
When Blake and Shelby Gunner are hired to find a stolen fishing boat, they never expect it will turn into a murder investigation. But after Jack’s dog, Arthur, discovers a stranger’s body in the water not far from the bed & breakfast, the Gunners are pulled in to solve the case. Discovering the man’s identity and why he was in town leads to a murky past with connections to a number of upstanding Port Scuttlebutt citizens. Can Blake and Shelby find the killer before they seek out their next target?
“Once again author Barbara Ellen Brink serves us a mystery that satisfies right up to the last words. There’s a new murder in Port Scuttlebutt. Familiar characters, a few new ones, perfectly timed clues, and carefully guarded secrets keep Blake and Shelby Gunner busy and readers guessing.” ~Joy DeKok author of De´Ja Brewed
“Mystery, suspense, and excitement combines with heartwarming emotions and humor to make Midsummer Madness another thrilling addition to the Double Barrel Mysteries. Blake and Shelby are a perfect detective pair and their “support staff” – aka friends Alice and Tucker, as well as Alice’s father and Blake’s grandfather – are superb compliments. Add another cast of authentic small-town folks and situations and the stage is set for an entirely enjoyable novel.” ~ Tammy Doherty, author of She’s Mine
“I’ve enjoyed each of the Double Barrel mysteries with their engaging stories and entertaining characters. You never know what may happen next in Port Scuttlebutt!” ~Rebekah Lyn author of Summer Storms