Fishermen's Court - a Thriller

A fatal mistake on a drunken night in college comes back to haunt a troubled artist after eighteen years, threatening his friendships, his sanity, and his life.

June, 2019 - Fishermen’s Court drops! Best Thrillers and Indie Reader both choose it as an Editor’s Pick. Great reviews continue to roll in.

A thriller of epic proportions, this is one of the most suspenseful books I ever had the pleasure to read.
— Readers' Favorite
An exciting, fresh new voice... [A] gifted debut novelist… a thoughtful novel with plenty to say about revenge, atonement and second chances.
— Best Thrillers (also an Editor’s Pick)
[T]he twists and turns of this fast-paced suspense kept me guessing from the opening pages until the very end.
— Online Book Club
Fans of psychological thrillers and suspense stories will appreciate this fine balance between personal introspection and mystery, tempered by… a sense of place and a community facing change. [An] involving tale that’s hard to put down.
— Midwest Book Review
FISHERMEN’S COURT is a well-plotted, tightly organized mystery that will successfully keep readers guessing until the very end.
— Indie Reader, (also an Editor’s Pick)
Exciting and well-written, FISHERMEN’S COURT is the kind of noir thriller that’s hard to put down. Its combination of thrills and New England nostalgia make it perfect for reading by the sea in a salt box house in Maine, or anywhere else for that matter.
— Indie Reader
A hilarious murder mystery is as rare as dead fish that don’t stink. …The reader will be hooked on this novel like a sea bass.
— Authors Reading

About Fishermen’s Court

Fishermen’s Court (June 13, 2019, Black Rose Writing) is equal parts psychological thriller, suspense thriller, and drama. It features an engaging narrative voice and a vivid New England setting. Fishermen’s Court won first place in the 2018 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition, an international contest sponsored in the UK by Flash500.

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Finn Carroll is a failed artist living a marginal existence in his dead parents’ home. So why would a team of hired killers want to murder him and frame it as a suicide? Finn survives the encounter to discover the killers have left behind a “suicide note” detailing a dark incident from Finn’s past that no one could possibly know about. Finn escapes to Musqasset Island, his former home, to seek refuge with an old friend, but soon realizes he has trapped himself on the small island with the very people who want him dead—and with old debts that need to be paid. His only hope for survival, and redemption, is to figure out who’s trying to kill him and why they’ve waited eighteen years to act—no easy task in a raging nor’easter, where communications are shaky and relationships (and Finn’s mental state) are even shakier.


Fishermen's Court is now available on as a Kindle and paperback.

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