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Linda Greenlaw

Biography

Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is the author of five bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman: THE HUNGRY OCEAN, THE LOBSTER CHRONICLES, ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS, SEAWORTHY and LIFESAVING LESSONS, as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries: SLIPKNOT, FISHERMAN'S BEND, SHIVER HITCH and BIMINI TWISTShe has also authored two cookbooks with her mother, Martha Greenlaw: RECIPES FROM A VERY SMALL ISLAND and THE MAINE SUMMERS COOKBOOK.

She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time magazine called her 2005 RECIPES FROM A VERY SMALL ISLAND, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a “must-have cookbook."

Linda is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series "Swords: Life on the Line."

Greenlaw first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s THE PERFECT STORM, where Junger called her “one of the best captains...on the entire east coast.” She’s also been featured on "Good Morning America," "Today," "CBS Sunday Morning," "The Martha Stewart Show" and National Public Radio.

She splits her time between Isle au Haut, Maine, and Surry, Maine, with her husband, boatbuilder Steve Wessel.

Linda Greenlaw

Books by Linda Greenlaw

by Linda Greenlaw - Fiction, Mystery

When Jane moves back to the sleepy Maine fishing community where she was born, it’s to escape the seamy crime scenes and unsavory characters that crossed her path in Miami. Surely whatever crimes are committed in touristy, idyllic Green Haven won’t involve anything as nasty as what she saw in Florida. It’s a bit of a shock, then, when Nick Dow, the town drunk, turns up dead, and it’s not the simple accident that everyone assumes it to be. Jane soon discovers that Dow wasn’t even a drunk --- it was all an act. But why? And what does it have to do with a heated town hall meeting about fishing rights and paternity suits? The more Jane digs, the more confused she gets. Only two things are certain: Nothing is what it seems; and the whole town is in each other’s business. But it’s not until Jane impulsively hops on a boat with the killer --- a boat that suddenly heads out to sea -- that things become downright dangerous...

by Linda Greenlaw - Fiction, Mystery

In BIMINI TWIST, part-time deputy sheriff Jane Bunker takes on a missing person case --- a young woman working at the Bar Harbor Inn has disappeared. The Inn employs foreign exchange students from all over the world during the busy summer season, and the missing Bianca Chiriac is one of them. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn’t just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town, and must find the missing woman before the worst happens.

by Linda Greenlaw - Fiction, Mystery

When Jane Bunker is called to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble, and it turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who just happens to be one of the most hated women in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot as thick as New England clam chowder. On top of trying to find what might be a murderer on the loose, Jane is still living with her bonkers landlords, the Vickersons, who are delighted when Jane finds out that her brother Wally (who has Down’s syndrome) is going to move in with them, after losing his assisted living arrangement. It’s all Jane can do to keep all the moving pieces together, much less figure out who would want to burn someone alive --- and why.

by Linda Greenlaw - Nonfiction

Through hard work and determination, Linda Greenlaw had created a life of peaceful independence, living on a rugged island off the coast of Maine. Then came Mariah, a troubled 15-year-old who arrives on the island to stay with her uncle. But when it is revealed that Mariah has suffered terrible abuse at his hands, the island comes together to rescue the teenager from further harm. The residents nominate Linda, who is not exactly the picture of maternal warmth, to be Mariah’s guardian.