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Billingsgate Shoal doc ✓ Paperback read õ moneyexpresscard · Boyer is up there with the best The Boston GlobeA Doc Adams Thriller winner of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of the YearFirst a fishing trawler runs aground on the Massachusetts shore Then a young scuba diver sent to investigate the wreckUncovers a hidden treasure in illegal arms and is nearly killed in the process Doc lets the world think he's dead the better to hunt for the killers of his friend But if he makes a single mistake he'll be clam chowd Rick Boyer was my writing professor in College and I really enjoyed his Doc Adams series When my brother was recovering from surgery he started with this book and read the entire series back to back to get him to read anything prior would have been a hard sell Probably guy type book but I enjoyed them all and wish they were still coming

Billingsgate ShoalUncovers a hidden treasure in illegal arms and is nearly killed in the process Doc lets the world think he's dead the better to hunt for the killers of his friend But if he makes a single mistake he'll be clam chowd Rick Boyer was my writing professor in College and I really enjoyed his Doc Adams series When my brother was recovering from surgery he started with this book and read the entire series back to back to get him to read anything prior would have been a hard sell Probably guy type book but I enjoyed them all and wish they were still coming

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Billingsgate Shoal ´ R sent to investigate the wreck is found dead in the water Doc Adams a friend of the dead diver sets out through the stormy seas and blood flecked sands of Cape Cod to plumb a murder he should have prevented There he After reading a slew of stand alone thrillers broken only by Dick Francis's private eye series book Whip Hand it was very refreshing to read the 1983 Edgar Winner Billingsgate Shoal It's the first in a series about oral surgeon and amateur sleuth Charlie Doc Adams It also appears to have been Mr Boyer's first novel so it's even of an achievement that he won the Edgar with it in competition with seasoned authorsWhen the book opens we find Charlie and his wife at their cottage on Cape Cod The surroundings though lyrically described by Boyer don't help Charlie's midlife crisis He loves his wife his two almost grown sons are doing fine and his career is successful but there is something missing in Charlie's life It has become boringLying offshore from The Breakers the Adamses' perhaps ironically named cottage is Billingsgate Shoal where many a vessel has run aground Charlie's binoculars spot a large boat a trawler or dragger aground with three men attempting repairs Later that day the vessel Penelope limps into port where Charlie sees it just as he encounters Allan Hart a friend of his son's on his way out for some scuba diving Curious about the Penelope Charlie suggests that Allan take a look at her hull on the way out of the harbor The next day Charlie learns that Allan an experienced diver has been found deadCharlie's initial investigation is motivated by guilt he believes that Allan's death might have been an accident caused by tangling with the Penelope and that he bears some responsibility He just wants to track down the vessel's owner and get some peace of mind But as this task becomes and difficult he begins to suspect murder and other skulduggery A traffic accident that breaks his wrist leaves him with a month of free time and he uses it to pursue the case to its thrilling conclusionThe plot of Billingsgate Shoal while complicated with than one set of villains is believable and hangs together The settings not limited to Cape Cod but covering much of Massachusetts are beautifully described and accurate as far as I could tell I spent my college years not far from Concord where Charlie lives The characters both major and minor are multi dimensional and humorous dialogue and situations occur naturally throughout the book giving some much needed relief from the scary parts Billingsgate Shoal isn't a book that leaves you breathless although there were many breath holding moments of suspense It's a mix of the traditional amateur sleuth mystery with the action thriller in which every aspect plot characters setting is done really really well I found it richly deserving of its award and will plan to read the rest of the Doc Adams series reader Ê Billingsgate Shoal ✓ Rick Boyer

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Rick Boyer ✓ Billingsgate Shoal kindle Boyer is up there with the best The Boston GlobeA Doc Adams Thriller winner of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of the YearFirst a fishing trawler runs aground on the Massachusetts shore Then a young scuba dive Fantastic read