The Fisher Boy

By Stephen Anable
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Paul Michael Garcia

12.80 Hours 05/01/2008 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Anable

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English