Jenifer LeClair will autograph her new marine fiction title, “Danger Sector,” Friday, July 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Reading Corner, 408 Main St. LeClair is the author of “Rigged for Murder,” the debut novel in her Windjammer Mystery Series. A lifelong small boat sailor, she has sailed aboard the Maine windjammers since 1995.

Homicide detective Brie Beaumont is back sailing aboard the Maine Wind in another thrilling Windjammer Mystery. Still on leave from the Minneapolis Police Department after being shot, Brie has joined the crew of the Maine Wind. In “Danger Sector,” Brie and Captain DuLac sail the Maine Wind to Sentinel Island to help repair an old lighthouse whose previous owner died under mysterious circumstances. When Brie discovers that an artist and prominent member of the community has gone missing, she feels compelled to investigate.

Drawn into the dangerous web of an island cabal and the pages of a secret journal, Brie is soon caught up in an undercurrent of broken dreams and hidden secrets. Using her keen investigative skills, she uncovers a mystery whose roots stretch back three decades, encompassing shadowy connections to the black market art world, an illegal adoption and a tragic love story. As a nor’easter bears down on the island, the action accelerates to a bone-chilling climax.

LeClair’s “Rigged for Murder” won a 2009 Independent Publishers Award for Best Regional Fiction for the U.S. Northeast, as well as the 2009 RebeccasReads Award for Best Mystery/Thriller. LeClair lives in Minnesota and travels to Maine annually to sail, research and explore Maine’s coastal and island communities. For more information, visit

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