|Author||Phoebe Atwood Taylor|
|Genre||Mystery, Detective novel|
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Mystery of the Cape Cod Tavern (1934)|
|Followed by||Deathblow Hill (1935)|
Sandbar Sinister, first published in 1934, is a detective story by Phoebe Atwood Taylor which features her series detective Asey Mayo, the "Codfish Sherlock". This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.
The picturesque village of East Pochet in Cape Cod is not its usual self when Elizabeth Colton drives into it; the previous evening, a bootlegger dumped two hundred cases of liquor offshore, and the whole town reaped the windfall. At some point during the boozy celebrations, however, a bearded mystery writer ended up dead in the boat house at the Sandbar estate. Asey Mayo must figure out the comings and goings of a number of interested parties before he puts together the meaning of a mysterious fire in the living room and a tube of salve and solves the crime.
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