Do you like eccentric characters? Rural settings? Weird crimes? Welcome to the world of Bobby Wing, Constable, Fence Viewer, Animal Control Officer and Deputy Fire Warden of Skedaddle Gore, Maine.



ISBN 979-8-215-88522-2 (ebook)


ISBN 979-8-215-08185-3 (trade paperback)



Advance Praise for Well, Hell:

"Emerson's wild and crazy stories of Bobby Wing's adventures both entertain and enlighten. From the transfer station to the ski area, from the denizens of the Community of Satin to the endless discoveries of Marti the mail carrier, Emerson's Bobby Wing reveals the "other Maine" while making his reader laugh aloud. A perfect book for cozy fall reading, or a perfect gift for Mainers or Maine lovers."

Kate Flora, author of Finding Amy, A Good Man with a Dog
and the Thea Kozak and Joe Burgess Mysteries


Bobby's "yarns" are humorous stories of murder, romance, mystery, redemption, adventure, reluctant derring-do and the wages of sin. They run the gamut from a severed head to a body on a ski lift with plenty of local color in between.


Sanford Emerson's short stories have appeared in Best New England Crime Stories in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He has also been published in Down East Magazine. This is his first full-length fiction.


He lives in the western Maine mountains with his wife and cat and can be found on Facebook.


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