Berried to the HiltBook - 2010
When a lobsterman pulls up a 200-year-old anchor, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is it from the elusive Santa Elena, a famous 18th-century pirate ship? Soon the island is swarming with marine archaeologists, treasure seekers and ghost-hunters. It's good news for Natalie—and the Gray Whale Inn—until one of her guests turns up dead. Will Natalie find the killer? Or will she be joining the lost ship's crew, down in Davy Jones' Locker? Original.
When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is the wreck the remains of the Myra Barton, the missing ship of island sea captain Jonah Selfridge? Or the elusive Black Marguerite, which belonged to one of the most notorious pirates of the 17th century and vanished without a trace—except for the ghost ship that old-timers say roams the water on fog-shrouded nights?
Soon the island is swarming with marine archaeologists and treasure hunters. It's good news for Natalie—and for the Gray Whale Inn—until a body turns up floating near the wreck. Natalie finds herself immersed in the world of pirates and sunken treasure, both past and present. Will she solve the mystery and find the killer in time? Or will Natalie be the next to join the lost ship's crew, down in Davy Jones' locker?
"The fourth in this pleasant cozy series highlights the glories of Maine, which this time include several recipes chock-full of cranberries."—Kirkus Reviews
"The satisfying conclusion will whet the reader's appetite for Natalie's next adventure."—Publishers Weekly
"MacInerney is at her whimsical best in her fourth visit to the charming Gray Whale Inn on Cranberry Island, Maine."—Mystery Scene
Cranberry Island is flooded with visitors when a two hundred-year-old anchor is pulled up by a local lobsterman, and Natalie is busying running the Gray Whale Inn, but when one of her guests is murdered, it is up to Natalie to find the killer before another guest is killed.