Robert Terreberry

murdermaplespringsIn reality, Maple Springs is a “beauty spot on Lake Chautauqua” south of Buffalo and just north of the Pennsylvania border. It’s a restful, inviting, summer community bent on offering successful R & R. In fiction, Maple Springs also exists in the same geographical location where summers lakeside are great, people terrific, but author Bob Terreberry has created a community of people who vacation, play and solve mysteries together. In this debut mystery novel, the first of a series, protagonist Colin O’Brien and his wife Vonny have just moved into their retirement home in The Springs when a body is found dead in a neighbor’s lakeside cottage. Things become complicated when the victim’s three step-daughters, from Savannah, GA come north to “protect their interests” when a change in a will is brought to light. Sibling rivalries, jealousy, deceit, death and burglary collide to form a complicated exchange of truths, half-truths and lies. Colin becomes the “deputy in residence” in The Springs and partners with County Sheriff Joe Green and his crime scene team, along with getting help from other community members, to find the murderer and the stolen items and to return Maple Springs to its safe and laid-back fictional reality.

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