Axelrod, Steven

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Nantucket Penny

Kennis is hard on himself in this follow-up to Nantucket Counterfeit. The mystery has a nail-biter of a climax that will appeal to most audiences, but its many story lines and large cast will be appreciated only by regular readers of the series.

Nantucket Fivespot: A Henry Kennis Mystery

In the second Henry Kennis mystery (after Nantucket Sawbuck), the summer tourist season on Nantucket is under way when a threat to bomb the Boston Pops concert disrupts the holiday feeling, although the poetry-writing police chief suspects this may be a distraction to cover up a much bigger and more dangerous conspiracy...

Nantucket Sawbuck: A Henry Kennis Mystery

Axelrod's promising debut introduces a protagonist who will remind readers of Robert Parker's sleuths. The two-part story structure ("Premeditation"and "Post Mortem") also gives readers an Ellery Queen type of opportunity to "help solve" the crime. A genial first-person narrative makes this police procedural easy and fast.

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