Merry Folger

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Death in the Off-Season Summary

When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, 32-year-old detective Meredith Folger is faced with her first murder case.

Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and granddaughter of his predecessor; her father is a strict boss and Merry feels pressure to go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn't just nepotism. But the Mason murder is a demanding first test.

Merry's investigation brings to light all the tensions that plague the tiny community of Nantucket: the decades-old grudges; the skyrocketing real estate that only wealthy weekenders can afford; the resentments of the old Nantucket families who are barely keeping their homes and heritage fishing businesses alive. But Merry knows the island and its politics in a way only a local can.

©1994, 2016 Francine Matthews (P)2016 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Death in the Off-Season

    • A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Francine Mathews
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, 32-year-old detective Meredith Folger is faced with her first murder case. Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and granddaughter of his predecessor; her father is a strict boss and Merry feels pressure to go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn't just nepotism. But the Mason murder is a demanding first test.

    Regular price: £27.19

  • Book 2

    • Death in Rough Water

    • By: Francine Mathews
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fresh from her first murder case, Nantucket detective Merry Folger is unwillingly sucked into her second. When Joe Duarte, a fishing boat captain with decades of experience on the wild seas off Nantucket, is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced accidental. But his estranged daughter, Del, is convinced it's murder. She moves back to Nantucket to get closer to the truth and enlists her old friend, Detective Merry Folger, to help. But Del is also hiding secrets of her own.

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 3

    • Death in a Mood Indigo

    • By: Francine Mathews
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The third book in the recently revamped Nantucket mystery series. When two children make a grisly discovery on Sconset beach, Detective Meredith Folger finds herself with a perplexing case on her hands. The crime lab can tell her only that the newly unearthed skeletal remains belonged to a woman who was strangled to death somewhere between two and 10 years ago - a conclusion that sends Merry sifting through old missing-persons files. But then a shocking piece of news changes everything.

    Regular price: £23.79

  • Book 4

    • Death in a Cold Hard Light

    • By: Francine Mathews
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Merry Folger is more than ready for a romantic vacation with her fiancé, Peter, when fate - and her police chief father - intervenes. Twenty-one-year-old Jay Santorski never should have drowned in the frigid waters off the Nantucket shore. What was the athlete, Harvard scholar, and part-time scalloper doing out alone in the storm-churned bay? At her father's insistence - and over Peter's objections - Merry returns to the island to investigate.

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 5

    • Death on Nantucket

    • By: Francine Mathews
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spencer Murphy is a national treasure. A famous correspondent during the Vietnam War who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, he made a fortune off of his books and television appearances. But Spence is growing forgetful with age; he's started to wander and even fails to come home one night. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate.

    Regular price: £19.69