"Readers will enjoy this sports amateur sleuth tale"
Dr. Sarah Deane is between assignments. She just
completed a substitute teaching job at a Massachusetts
girls' boarding school and has not yet started her English
classes at Maine's Bowmouth College. Her mother-in-law
Elspeth has invited Sarah to come to their Maine home for
several family celebrations.
However, instead of an idyllic respite, Sarah arrives
in time for father-son homicides on the community golf
course forcing the police to close the course as a crime
scene. Sarah finds a third corpse that of her father-in-
law's uncle and not long afterward observes a lad vanish.
Sarah searches for the missing person only to be caught by
the criminals. Unless she escapes, Sarah could become part
of the greens.
Though MURDER IN THE ROUGH is quite simplistic
especially the way everything falls into place for Sarah,
readers will enjoy this sports amateur sleuth tale. The
story line engages the audience as the eccentric cast makes
for a fine coastal Maine tale similar to the Murder She
Wrote crowd. Sarah is a likable individual and her
inquiries are fun to follow. J.S. Borthwick avoids sand
traps and the rough while shooting par.