When a sudden squall throws a three masted scow on the rocks at the north end of Rock Island, Wisconsin, her Captain is found murdered. The lighthouse keeper, Jed Shaw, takes charge and attempts to find who among those on board committed the deed. Jed, his wife Sara, and their two boys perform their normal routines while playing host to the shipwreck suspects and act as the only law on the remote Rock Island until the constable arrives.
This post Civil War story will keep you guessing as to who the culprit is while showing the life of a 19th century lighthouse keeper and his family. Soft cover, 160 pages
Murder at the Pottawatomie Light
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This story appeared in the
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