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True-crime writer Harrison Weaver says: “I returned to North Carolina’s Outer Banks seeking peace and quiet. I was tired of writing about scumbags. I wanted to walk along the beaches, loaf a bit, and fish and maybe eat at some of my favorite restaurants from years ago. Murder was the last thing I wanted to think about. It was not on the agenda. In that I was wrong. Dead wrong.”

 

“Joseph Terrell knows the Outer Banks—its geography, its quirks, its people and their foibles. Well conceived and well written, TIDE OF DARKNESS is a smart, savvy combination of who-done-it and police procedural. A welcome new entry to the Southern mystery tradition.”
—Kathryn R. Wall, author, the Bay Tanner mysteries

 

 

Dead Right ReturningAn early morning boater is horrified to find the slain body of a young man tied by his wrists to the ladder on one of the permanent channel markers leading to the Manteo Waterfront.

This discovery launches a multi-pronged investigation into a network of drug dealings that leaves more bodies in the heretofore peaceful pre-Christmas December days at North Carolina’s Outer Banks…


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Undertow of VengenceFollowing a lead from a reporter, crime writer Harrison Weaver finds a man and woman executed in the Outer Banks’ Nags Head Woods, their wrists tied to one another. This bizarre slaying, however, is only the start of other killings that draw Weaver and SBI Agent Ballsford Twiddy into an investigation that proves as frustrating as it is deadly, and involves a puzzling connection to a very unlikely place…

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Not Our Kind Of KillingCrime writer Harrison Weaver doesn’t believe in coincidences-only messages that may not be decipherable at first. That’s his feeling when, as he prepares to go kayaking at Buffalo City near the Outer Banks, he discovers the body of a nude young female, hogtied and very dead. The stark scene is especially eerie to him because a month earlier he had been assigned to write about the murder of another young woman who was found nude and hogtied in the back seat of her car…

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