Below the Tree Line

Below the Tree Line

By:  Oleksiw, Susan

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5.3 X 8.0 in
312 pg

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

 "Set in rural Massachusetts, a woman with healing hands and a rescued dog trap a killer in Susan Oleksiw’s engaging Below the Tree Line"—Hallie Ephron, NY Times bestselling author of You’ll Never Know, Dear

"Oleksiw crafts a classic small-town cozy mystery, set in a near-forgotten corner of Massachusetts, where a closely-knit cast of characters are forced to wrestle with the unwanted intrusion of the modern world that threatens long-standing traditions."—Sheila Connolly, Murder at the Mansion (Victorian Village #1), St. Martin's Press, June 2018, Many a Twist (County Cork Mystery #6), Crooked Lane Books, January 2018, A Late Frost (Orchard Mystery #11), Berkley, November 2017
Cruel Winter (County Cork Mystery #5), Crooked Lane Books, March 2017

In the Massachusetts countryside, family secrets run deep, until an outside influence threatens to tear apart a close-knit community.

Felicity O'Brien hopes the warning shot fired from her porch is enough to scare off the intruder who's been snooping around her family's farm. Days later, when two young women are found dead nearby, Felicity can't figure out how the deaths are related, and even her inherited healing touch isn't enough to ease the community's pain over the tragic loss.

Felicity only knows that somebody wants something bad enough to kill for it, but all she has is the worn out property her parents passed down to her. Joining forces with her friend Jeremy Colson, Felicity tries to uncover the truth and save herself and her land from those who would do her harm.

Susan Oleksiw (Massachusetts) is the author of the Mellingham mystery series and the Anita Ray mystery series. She is the co-founder of Level Best Books, which publishes an annual anthology of the best New England crime fiction. Her writing has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and she served as coeditor for The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing.

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