The Woods Hole Mysteries is a trilogy of thrillers set in the scientific village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where I was a scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory for over ten summers. The novels focus on the brilliant yet disturbed Nobel laureate Lindsey Nolan, her colleagues, and her family.
The Bottom Dwellers: Notorious party girl and Woods Hole scientist Lindsey Nolan emerges from an alcohol-induced blackout in a Rhode Island rehab, covered with mysterious injuries and unmistakably certain that she had sex and a lot of it. At her lab in Woods Hole, Sara Kauni, fed up with her boss’s drunken antics, unwittingly sends out a job inquiry to Nolan’s nemesis, the devious careerist Karen Battersby. Finding Nolan "indisposed," Battersby infiltrates Nolan’s lab and discovers a baffling invention that she decides must be hers.
Ægir’s Curse: A thousand years ago, the Viking colony of Vinland was ravaged by a swift-moving plague … a curse inflicted by the sea god Ægir. The last surviving Norseman set the encampment and his longboat ablaze to ensure that the disease would die with him and his brethren.
In present-day Norway, a distinguished professor is found murdered, his priceless map of Vinland missing. The ensuing investigation leads to the reclusive world of the brilliant and troubled bioengineer, Lindsey Nolan. Lindsey reluctantly agrees to help the detective who’s hunting the murderer, but she has a bigger problem on her hands: a mysterious disease that’s spreading like wildfire through the population of Woods Hole. As she races against a rising body count to discover the source of the plague, disturbing events threaten her hard-won sobriety—and her life. Will Lindsey be the next victim of Ægir’s curse?
The Bends: Art student and scuba diver Maggie May has only weeks until graduation and the promise of a dream job making underwater documentaries when Edward Gripp, the benefactor-architect of her Woods Hole art college, goes missing from a campus party. The missing persons report brings an awkward young detective, Bill Bleach, to campus to investigate Gripp’s disappearance. When Bleach discovers Gripp’s mutilated body hidden in a bizarre labyrinth within the walls of the buildings, all of the evidence points to Maggie. Bleach must navigate a labyrinth of deceptions if he hopes to stop a calculating serial killer from striking again.