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Author: Stephen Anable Narrator: Richard Powers Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781483057392
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With a gay resort, an art colony, and a working fishing port, Provincetown has long been a place of freedom, escape, diversity, and risk. Mark Winslow, a Boston comic, arrives with his troupe of actors, ready to break into the Provincetown club circuit. But the town and the region are far from peaceful this summer. When a public fight makes Mark the prime suspect in the grisly death of a Boston blueblood, Mark believes his choice is simple. He must find the killer or be charged with the crime.

Amid the clam shacks and craft shops, art galleries and nude beaches, undercurrents are pulling at the surface of normality. Could the disappearance of a famous painter eighty years in the past—and the story of his masterpiece, “The Fisher Boy”—somehow lie at the center of the whirlpool of evil threatening to extinguish Mark’s life?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anable has given his earnest sleuth a genuine sense of wonder at the beauty of the Cape and a rare ability to hold conversations with sad, wounded people. His is a voice worth hearing again.”

    Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

  • “Ingenious plotting and witty prose lift Anable’s distinctive debut…A profusion of diverting red herrings and a clever twist…help keep the suspense high through to the surprising conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Paul Michael Garcia narrates with a passion for delving into character…[and] creates full-bodied characters that will engage listeners from start to finish.”

    Audiofile

  • “Garcia keeps the tension growing through his delicately calibrated reading and breathless rhythms, which help depict Mark’s mix of regret, fear, and terror as he becomes the prime suspect. Garcia does an equally solid job reflecting an assortment of assertive lesbians, Mark’s high-strung actor friends, and an asthmatic chef of questionable credibility.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/17/2013

    " Interesting murder mystery that tries to do a little too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/24/2013

    " A good mystery set in P-town. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 4/23/2011

    " Would I read another book by Stephen Anable, probably. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 3/29/2011

    " The plot is certainly complex enough to have kept my interest. The characters were less so. Not too bad for a first novel, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 2/20/2011

    " Nicely written and, although the plot goes WAY over the top toward the end, I found this mystery somewhat reminiscent of the work of the best of all gay mystery writers, the late Joseph Hansen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/18/2010

    " A good mystery set in P-town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/25/2008

    " The plot is certainly complex enough to have kept my interest. The characters were less so. Not too bad for a first novel, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/25/2008

    " Interesting murder mystery that tries to do a little too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 5/10/2008

    " Nicely written and, although the plot goes WAY over the top toward the end, I found this mystery somewhat reminiscent of the work of the best of all gay mystery writers, the late Joseph Hansen. "

About the Author

Stephen H. Anable was born in Boston and graduated from Stanford and Harvard universities. His short fiction and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies. At various times during his life, he has been a stand-up comic, a journalist, an actor, a social worker, a scriptwriter, and the communications coordinator at a cemetery. He has two sons and lives in Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.