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A Fright of Ghosts

A Fright of Ghosts

Helen Chappell

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Helen Chappell, an award-winning Eastern Shore author, now brings you A Fright of Ghosts, the fifth novel in her sought after “Sam and Hollis Mystery” series. Hollis’s dead ex-husband, Sam, drops in on her at both opportune and inopportune times, assisting the reporter in solving the mystery of Shellpile Island. Hollis’s brother Robbie is accused of murder when he awakens to find a bloody body on the dock next to his workboat.Why are all the homes of poverty-striken Shellpile Island sporting new additions? Where did the residents find the money to buy all those new trucks? Sluggo’s three wives lure Hollis into their trap not knowing that a 300-year-old pirate has their number. Join Sam, Hollis, and the residents of Shellpile to find out if Hollis gets out of this one alive.

Size: 4 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ | 1 illustration | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780870335815 | Binding: soft cover

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Helen Chappell has published more than forty books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her column, “Oysterback,” appeared for many years in The Baltimore Sun. She has also written for the Washington Post, Tidewater Times, and several other regional magazines, and taught workshops and classes in journalism and fiction. She has written two produced plays, and been a commentator for Public Radio. Her work has been recognized with an A.E. Emart Excellence in Journalism Award, and grants from both the Sumner T. McKnight Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council. Chappell lives near Royal Oak, Maryland, where she tries to keep a low profile and stay out of the line of fire.