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B.J. Mountford. The Roberta “Bert” Lenehan Mysteries.

Roberta “Bert” Lenehan came to North Carolina’s Outer Banks to volunteer for the Park Service, a job that she believed will be a peaceful influence on her life. Instead, in each book Bert finds herself at the center of a mystery with roots in the coast’s distant past. Like her main character, author BJ Mountford has worked as a National Park Service volunteer on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and she currently lives in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

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B.J. Mountford. Bloodlines of Shackleford Banks. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 2004.

Wild ponies have run wild for centuries on the Outer Banks island of Shackleford Banks. But modern development and diseases have taken their toll, and each year volunteers gather to roundup the ponies for a checkup. This year, however, things don’t go quite as usual. One of the horses is missing, and there are signs of foul play. The stakes quickly escalate when one of the volunteers is murdered. Park Service worker Roberta “Bert” Lenehan pursues the case, in the course of which she encounters greedy developers and environmental activists, and studies the long lineage of the horses.

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B.J. Mountford. Sea-Born Women. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 2002.

Wanting to start her life anew in a quiet, out-of-the-way place, Roberta (“Bert”) Lenehan takes a job in the coastal town of Portsmouth, N.C. But peace and quiet never come as she is disturbed by mysterious noises in the night. When Bert becomes romantically involved with a younger man, she learns from him about the legend of the “Sea-Born Woman,” whose ghost is supposed to aid sailors but, as many are beginning to fear, may be involved in recent unsolved murders.

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