I purchased and read Bob Fuller’s novel, Unnatural Deaths, when it was first published in 2009, and a recent conversation with Bob reminded me of how much I had enjoyed it, so I hauled it off the shelf and read it again this week. And I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time.
Bob really captures us Mainers, especially in his dialogue, and all of my favorite novels include great dialogue. There is plenty of murder and mayhem here, but it’s the way Bob presents the goodness in Maine that really pleased me. And given today’s disappointing and dysfunctional governing at nearly all levels, there’s an important message in this novel about this as well.