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E. B. Alston. Hammer Spade and the Merchants of Death.Timberlake, NC: Righter Publishing, 2007.

In this, the third novel in the Hammer Spade Series, Spade is asked to join a law enforcement operation against a large drug organization that hopes to set up headquarters on the North Carolina coast.  The money is good, but the mission is extremely dangerous–Spade and his crew are to hunt down and kill members of an international criminal organization who murdered six federal agents and a high-ranking DEA official just outside Bath, North Carolina. It’s meant to be a long-term assignment because the DEA wants to lull the organization’s kingpin into thinking that the locals are too dumb and inattentive to know what he’s up to.  Once the new organization is established–and they’ve knocked out all the local dealers–Spade and his crew will make their move.  But there are complications–an attractive DEA agent who may have a personal motive for the killings and the need to make Mr. Big’s death look as though it was something other than a government hit-job.  This is not an easy assignment.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2007, Alston, E. B., Beaufort, Coast, Hyde, Novels in Series, Suspense/Thriller, Tyrrell

Henry Joe Liverman. Taking Stock: Life and Death at Juniper Bay. Columbia, NC: Sweet Bay Tree Books, 2001.

When a baby is coming, preparations can keep the whole family busy.  In Juniper Bay, North Carolina, three children are born around Christmas 1924, much to the delight of their families.  For two of the grandfathers, however, their attention is on making plans for another life event: their deaths.  Carson Calhoun and Titus Paine know that their time is near, so they begin to make arrangements for their families and their legacies.  In the midst of the joy that comes with new life, Carson and Titus are coming to terms with the end of their time on earth with their families.  As the two men make their wishes known, readers are introduced to the colorful townspeople of tiny Juniper Bay.

Furr County is a fictitious place, thought to be based on Tyrrell County.

Taking Stock: Life and Death at Juniper Bay was meant to be the first in the “Juniper Bay” series, but the author died unexpectedly in 2003 before any other books were published.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2001, Coast, Liverman, Henry Joe, Novels Set in Fictional Places, Tyrrell

Dixie Browning. First Time Home. New York: Silhouette Books, 2005.

Laurel Ann Lawless thought that her life in New York City was a good one–she had an enjoyable job with a professional fund raising company and her romance with her boss looked like it might be moving toward the altar. In a very twenty-first century plot twist, her world is turned upside down when federal authorities accuse her boss of funneling money to foreign terrorist organizations.  Suddenly Laurel has no paycheck, the boss doesn’t return her calls, and she is hounded by the media.  Laurel’s wise roommate, Peg, suggests that this might be a good time for Laurel to look at the land in Tyrrell County that Laurel inherited from her father.  North Carolina is a whole new world filled with a rich natural environment, different values, and lots of relatives.  To support herself, she takes a retail job on the Outer Banks and moves into an inexpensive rental that a cousin finds for her. After her relationship with her handsome landlord, Cody, starts to heat up, Laurel thinks that she just might stay in North Carolina.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2005, Browning, Dixie, Coast, Dare, Romance/Relationship, Tyrrell