Amidst the murder and mayhem, author Earl H. Smith, the retired Dean of the College at Colby College, offers lots of laugh-out-loud humor in his first novel, The Dam Committee. It’s a quick read, and as soon as I finish writing this review, I’ll crack open Earl’s second novel, More Dam Trouble. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Published by North Country Press in Unity, Earl’s first novel is filled with small-town characters in Belfry, Maine. And yes, you can be forgiven if you see similarities between Earl’s hometown of Belgrade Lakes and his fictional town of Belfry. Living in Mount Vernon, next to Belgrade Lakes, I certainly recognize the issues that keep the dam committee busy. But the murder and that half million dollars in a buried suitcase, well, that’s all news to me!