Roanoke Island Murders: A Modern Retelling of the Maltese Falcon (Paperback)
Two unscrupulous antiquity dealers, Hugh Underdonk and Alfred Bacon, hope to get their hands on the Dare Diary, a long lost journal written by Eleanor Dare, one of the original members of Roanoke Island's Lost Colony. Detective Weston Wolf is drawn into this web of deception and murder by a beautiful woman who claims to be a descendant of Eleanor. As the bodies pile up, Wolf must untangle this web to save his own neck.
In the spirit of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Joe C. Ellis has weaved together a fast-paced noir detective novel set on the Outer Banks with a menagerie of unusual characters. This novel launches Book 1 of the Weston Wolf -- Outer Banks Detective Series.
Praise for Ellis's other series--the Outer Banks Murder Series:
"Wow. This guy can write If you like any of the best selling suspense/mystery writers (Coben, Child, Patterson), give Joe Ellis a try for a refreshing change."Gee Gee Rosell - Island Free Press
"Murder at Whalehead will absorb the reader from its firsttantalizing page to its last satisfying conclusion."Michele Rubin - Writers House, NY"
Joe Ellis weaves engaging characters, suspense, and triumph of spirit together in a great read."Nancy Haddock - Bestselling Novelist