New Mystery Published In Hardcover

Paul Barra’s latest adventure mystery, Westfarrow Island has been published in hardcover by The Permanent Press, renowned as one of the finest independent presses in America.

About Westfarrow Island:

Big Anthony Tagliabue, a former naval officer and owner of a cargo boat out of Bath, Maine, almost loses Maven when she’s holed by a mysterious explosion. His mate dies saving the boat.

Tagliabue is a local character whose woman, Agnes Ann, owns a stable on the eponymous island. She is secretly training a promising filly for the track when she discovers that Tagliabue also harbors a secret: he accepts assignments from a cryptic agent named Giselle. The latest one involves a Russian spy ship transiting the coast on her way back to Saint Petersburg. It’s another dangerous mission from Giselle, whom he trusts, and it’s complicated by his quest to solve the murder of his mate.

Agnes Ann is not so sure about Giselle.

The result is a tense tale of high seas adventure off Georges Bank, racing drama at Saratoga, bloodletting in the north woods, and intrigue on Westfarrow Island. Tagliabue is a bona-fide modern day hero with a big right hand and a fast gun hand.

This literary thriller will keep you reading in thrall until the last page.

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“Barra offers it all: murder, smuggling, chase scenes, romance, and international intrigue.”
–Publisher’s Weekly