Cape Cod! To Lydia Vivaldi, the quaint seaside village of Quansett looks like sanctuary -- until she learns her one friend here is dead. How could an expert Fix-It Chick fall off a ladder at a film shoot? When Lydia lands a soup-chef job at Leo's Back End, she starts asking questions. Gossip and recollections from the locals -- a hippie bookstore clerk, an ex-police photographer, a Wampanoag pastry chef, a pair of Broadway musical composers -- reveal some dark secrets behind those white picket fences. Still Lydia's stonewalled by the flirtatious filmmaker and warned off by the police. Only Edgar Rowdey, famous artist-author of creepy little storybooks, shares her doubts about the "accident." Can this unlikely pair of detectives find out what really happened before it happens again?
About the author
C J Verburg is an award-winning playwright and theater director as well as the author of best-selling books including the international anthologies Ourselves Among Others and Making Contact. The regular producer of Edward Gorey's plays on Cape Cod, Verburg also directed several plays of her own, including Lady Day in Love and The Whistling Pig, along with the first workshop of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and the unofficial U.S. premiere of Peter Shaffer's The Gift of the Gorgon. Croaked: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery started as one of her and Gorey's frequent idees du jour over lunch. Don't miss Zapped and the rest of this series. More at carolverburg.com.