Preston Bradford Loring looked like a genial toad, if you can picture a toad in a bowtie, three-piece suit and orthopedic shoes. He had occupied a sunshiny corner office in the Damaris Town Hall for more than 50 years, serving as town clerk, treasurer and a few other things. Legend has it that he held so many jobs that he sometimes found it necessary to write himself a letter. Legend is true.
Available now from Amazon in Kindle format. It’s Tory Dare’s first week on the job in a small New England town, about 50 miles and thirty years south of Boston. First headache for the new town administrator: the debate over the next recipient of the Boston Post Cane. It’s not just the fight over sticking with local tradition or accepting change when the town decides who gets the cane. The real problem is that Tory needs to figure out who used the gold-headed cane to bash one of the combatants – and why. Small town politics turn deadly in a debut mystery.