Bloodline by Gerry Boyle

Taking refuge after the tumultuous events of Deadline in the forgotten town of Prosperity, Maine, Jack McMorrow and his girlfriend Roxanne hope for a quiet life. But one of Jack’s first freelance stories, about a teenage girl who gives up a child for adoption, runs amok when Missy Hewitt decides she wants her baby back—a decision that could prove fatal.

Ebook and Print 2015

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Hoping for a fresh start and a clean slate, McMorrow has a new home 
in the cheerful-sounding town of 
Prosperity, Maine. But nothing ever 
goes easy for Jack, so when a freelance gig leads him to a teen mother and some high school hooligans, it’s not child’s play. A girl is murdered 
and Jack’s investigation places him 
squarely in the killer’s sights. -Islandport Press

Publisher’s Weekly
“Boyle deftly establishes mood and setting, clearly defines his characters and offers lots of reflection from Jack, whose subdued first-person narration gives this solid mystery an intimate, small-town air.”

Library Journal
“Boyle writes evocatively of rural life in all of its manifestations and, along with his very real characterizations and sly, subtle humor, offers readers much more than simply a good story. Robert B. Parker enthusiasts will welcome the advent of Jack McMorrow.”

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Like many crime novelists, Gerry Boyle began his writing career in newspapers—a place he calls the best training ground ever. After attending Colby College, he knocked around at various jobs, including stints as a roofer, a postman, and a manuscript reader at a big New York publisher. He began his newspaper career in the paper mill town of Rumford, Maine. There was a lot of small-town crime in Rumford and Gerry would later mine his Rumford time for his first novel, Deadline. After a few months he moved on to the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, where editors gave him a thrice-weekly column. He wrote about the stuff he saw in police stations, courtrooms, and in the towns and cities of Maine. All the while he was also typing away on a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, writing Deadline which came out in 1993. Since Deadline, he has written eight additional Jack McMorrow stories with a 10th, Once Burned, scheduled for release in 2015. Read more at: