Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger might wish she lived in a past era were she not so happy in this century reenacting colonial pirate adventures and the Civil War with the Charlestowne Few and the Pee Dee Light Artillery. A native of Manning, SC, Elizabeth moved to the edge of the continent to study English at Coastal Carolina University. After graduation, she spent years living aboard her first Georgetown County home, her antique wooden boat anchored in Murrells Inlet. Now a full-time storyteller, Elizabeth also conducts Ghosts of Georgetown Lantern Tours (www.ghostsofgeorgetown.com) with the love of her life, Lee Huntsinger, with whom she has a daughter, Virginia Lee. Elizabeth is the author of three non-fiction books: Ghosts of Georgetown, More Ghosts of Georgetown, and Georgetown Mysteries and Legends.
Waterline is her first mystery novel.
Book Title: Waterline
Unofficially blamed for the recent, mysterious death of her estranged, adulterous husband in a fiery explosion, antiques dealer and Civil War re-enactor Virginia Ross is living aboard her 1948 motor-yacht, Chaucer, and working to fully restore it to its original character. While fulfilling her long-time dream of opening her own shop specializing in maritime antiques, Virginia becomes friends with octogenarian customer Miss Eugenia Allston and romantically involved with Remy Ravenel, the artist she contracts to paint the name on Chaucer‘s stern.
Suddenly, Virginia begins to uncover startling parallels between her husband’s probable murder and a pair of decades-old unsolved mysteries—the disappearance of Miss Eugenia’s half-sister Geneva McKenna during Hurricane Hazel of 1954, and the apparent murder of Geneva’s gentleman friend aboard Geneva’s boat, Cheshire, in 1949.
Could the mysterious death of Virginia’s husband be somehow linked to Geneva, who disappeared so long ago and happened to own a boat eerily similar to Virginia’s? Or are these events merely coincidental? Virginia finds herself fighting for her own life as she races against time to unscramble the pieces of the decades-old crimes, hoping they will lead her to answers.