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St. Augustine Record Newspaper: A Bone In Her Teeth book review

By ANNE C. HEYMEN

A Bone In Her Teeth
By Ann McAllister Clark; Infinity: $16.95.
Anna Wells, who grew up in Michigan, finds herself suddenly in St. Augustine the owner of what she thought was the home of a dear aunt. Instead she finds she’s inherited a 1956 outfitted barge moored at Safety Harbor Marina.
Life looks pretty grim for the widow who, with her husband, once owned a bookstore in Michigan. But eventually caught up in the unusual family of boaters at the Safety Harbor Marina and hired by the dear man who owns Thoberry’s Bookshop in historic St. Augustine
Anna finds her life taking twists and turns she never expected — including romance and murder. Along the way, Anna meets some fascinating and some frightening individuals.
As author Clark explains, “A Bone In Her Teeth” is a “nautical term for a vessel with a prominent white wave at her bow as she’s well under way.” And the author also notes that this book in “the first in a series of the charm and mysteries of St. Augustine, Florida.” Clark’s first book is fast paced, weaves an intriguing tale of murder and for residents of St. Augustine provides further challenges as the reader tries to figure out just where the marina is located, especially in regard to the bookstore at which Anna finds a position.
And there are “fun” characters woven through “Bone,” like the Crumb Sisters, who operate a sightseeing carriage and call the marina home; and others who show Anna how to adapt to life on a boat “home.”
You’ll find “Bone” a fun read, especially great for the winter nights which have descended now upon the ancient city. Snuggle up to a roaring fire and become immersed in Anna’s new life in the oldest city. You’ll find Clark’s book a quick, fun read.
By | January 6th, 2012|Book signings, From The White Wicker Desk, St. Augustine, Thomas Thoberry's Book Reviews, Uncategorized, Writing & Writers|Comments Off on St. Augustine Record Newspaper: A Bone In Her Teeth book review

Book signing

November 15, 2011

Many book lovers came to my book signing for A Bone In Her Teeth, a St. Augustine, Florida mystery.  The Wolf’s Head Bookstore in St. Augustine hosted and it was a success for them too!   We scheduled it during the Uptown Saturday Nights event that is held on the last Saturday of each month.   So the streets were filled with folks wandering around the antiques shops, art gallerys and gift shops.  It was a fine time!

Please visit my website: annmcallisterclark.com to see the cover designed by John Potter of escapekeygraphics.com.  He is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 Thank you for visiting.

Ann

By | November 15th, 2011|Book signings, From The White Wicker Desk, Uncategorized, Writing & Writers|Comments Off on Book signing