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Hilary MacLeod’s

Shores series

revitalizes the

dying art of

village mysteries Words by Cindy Duffy Photography by Daniel Vaughan

The Russian writer Leo Tolstoy once said, “All great literature is one of two stories: a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” In The Shores mystery series by Prince Edward County writer Hilary MacLeod, a stranger or strangers come to town unleashing bizarre and often humorous plot lines including murder, mayhem, accidental deaths superfluous to the rest of the plot, and even a little sex. The town these strangers come to is a fictitious village on Prince Edward Island known as The Shores. As though being on an island isn’t isolation enough, The Shores is only tenuously connected to the rest of the island by a sometimes impassible causeway.

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