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1) Island apart
New York book editor Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick Island in Martha's Vineyard, and while she goes to the island hoping for solace, strength, and a relaxing place to finish a biography of psychotherapist Wilhelm Reich, she also finds love with a man known as Hermit, whose secret could impact their growing relationship.
A 1930s housekeeper stars in "an Agatha Christie-like whodunit with touches of Olde World England and a soupçon of romance" ( Booklist ). In its three-hundred-year history, there has never once been a scandal at Mullings, ancestral home of the decent but dull Stodmarsh family. Until, that is, Edward Stodmarsh makes an ill-advised second marriage to the scheming Regina Stapleton, who insists on bringing her family's "ornamental hermit" to live on...
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