Sandbar Sinister

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Sandbar Sinister
First edition
Author Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Country USA
Language English
Series Asey Mayo
Genre Mystery, Detective novel
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 294
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.

Plot summary[edit]

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.