Joe C. Ellis. Murder at Hatteras. Martins Ferry, OH: Upper Ohio Valley Books, 2010.

Gabe and Marla Easton needed a break.  They left their hometown in Ohio and headed to the Outer Banks where Marla found a job in a bookstore and Gabe patched together a couple of part-time jobs.  Gabe is finding that the change of scenery is good for his writing; Marla is hoping that it will be a boost for their fertility–she very much wants to have a child. Their new situation looks good–Marla makes friends easily and Gabe’s brother and an acquaintance from Ohio are nearby. The beachfront building that they live in seems idyllic until Marla senses a peeping Tom on the same night that a young woman is killed nearby.  Suddenly the other inhabitants of their building seem sinister, as do several other men in the town.  When both Gabe and Marla are assaulted, Marla doesn’t know who she can trust.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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