The Whaleboat House
Publication date: July 2007 | UK Publisher: HarperCollins | US Publisher: Berkley
Published in the US as Amagansett
Winner of the 2004 Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Novel by a debut author, The Whaleboat House was originally published in the United Kingdom as Amagansett.
Long Island, 1947. The men of Long Island have fished the wild Atlantic waters over the centuries. For Conrad Labarde, recently returned from the Second World War, the nets hold a sinister catch – the body of Lillian Wallace, a beautiful New York socialite. Is it an accident or murder?
Police Chief Tom Hollis is convinced the roots of the tragedy lie in the twisted histories of local families. But the enigmatic Labarde insists on pursuing his own investigation. It seems the fisherman may have powerful reasons for wanting answers to the questions surrounding her death. And in this strange place where tradition meets power and riches, the truth is a rare thing indeed…BUY NOW