About Margel’s Madness:
Award-winning nautical mystery writer Darcy Scott sails her authorial craft into deeper waters with Margel's Madness, an unflinching, semi-autobiographical take on a young woman's determination to make a fresh start-an extraordinarily powerful tale of family secrets, emotional betrayal, and hidden death. Tension is high in Mosquito Harbor, Maine, where the eccentric Cousins family is facing off against wealthy escapees from urban sprawl determined to carve out their own piece of the coast. Edgy, intense Margel Matthews, a 30-year-old single mother also "from away," is an escapee of a different sort. Having broken with her toxic family, she lands in town desperate for a quiet life with her free-spirited four-year-old daughter, only to find herself befriended against all local tradition by the Cousins' crusty, seventy-year-old patriarch. When her mother's death draws near, Margel is forced into a guilt-ridden re-involvement with all she left behind, only to be rocked by explosive revelations about the part she unknowingly played in the unspeakable betrayals of her childhood. As she fights to protect her daughter from the horrors of her past and a darkness she herself carries, a shocking discovery shakes the town to its core, and she's forced to choose between a fleeting chance at happiness and her responsibilities to those she loves.
About Reese’s Leap:
In this much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning Matinicus, five longtime friends--briefly freed from their complex lives for an annual, all-female retreat on Adria Jackman's remote, 200-acre enclave of Mistake Island, Maine--are forced to put the partying on hold to host the hard-drinking, bachelor botanist, Gil Hodges, stranded there for what could be days. A hopeless womanizer, Gill is secretly pleased at the layover, but soon finds Mistake's deeply forested interior deceptively bucolic and the women a bit too intriguing for comfort, stirring both glorious memory and profound regret. When a ruthless, diabolical stranger appears out of nowhere, insinuating himself into the fold and bent on a twisted kind of revenge, it falls to Gil to keep the women safe, despite their dawning awareness that not everyone will make it off the island alive.
Steeped in island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a conflicted twenty-first century teenager, and a hard-drinking botanist whose arrival on-island triggers a string of murders linked to an old diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart.
About the Author:
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 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. Her favorite cruising ground remains the coast of Maine, however, which serves as the inspiration for much of her fiction, including Margel's Madness and the Maine Island Mystery series--Matinicus, Reese's Leap, and the upcoming Ragged Island (March, 2016). Read more about her at www.DarcyScott.net.
"The best male protagonist to come along since Lee Child's Jack Reacher!"-- Cruising World Magazine
"Scott's prose crackles with energy, and her sense of place is superb. The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A tightly wrapped, exciting and suspenseful mystery hit." -- Kennebec Journal
"Scott...has a keen sense of humor, a knack for carefully woven plots, and a gift for creating vividly colorful, convincing characters. Put all that together, and she is a very entertaining storyteller." -- New Maine Times
"Matinicus is a must for modern literary fiction collections looking for something a bit offbeat." -- Midwest Book Review
Darcy Scott book(s) signing will include her award-winning Maine Island Mystery series, including Matinicus and Reese's Leap, and her new release, Margel's Madness (March, 2015)--a semi-autobiographical tale of family secrets, emotional betrayal and hidden death, at the 2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, Saturday, July 25th, 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.