One is the fourth novel in the Anna Nolan mystery series. Anna and her long-distance lover, Sergeant Charles Tremaine, go on vacation to the beach town she grew up in on Lake Huron. Anna wants to introduce him to her estranged father, and Charlie thinks it's time Anna mended some fences with her dad. The problem is, someone holds an old grudge against Anna's father which has been festering for years and finally erupts, with murderous implications.
Anna's home town will have a fictional name, but I'm going to model it after the beach town of Port Elgin on Lake Huron. My family vacationed there almost every summer when I was growing up, renting a cottage for a week at a time, and I have fond memories of the place with its tree-lined streets leading down to the beach. Now that my husband and I have moved back to Ontario, we've managed to visit there at least once a year. Here are some pictures of the beach and dock area. Did you know that Port Elgin has the world's best sunsets?
Here's a post card of three art deco-styled Winter beauties, just to get you in the mood.
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