Mystery authors Steve Axelrod, Blue Balliett, and Cherie Burns take very different paths in telling their stories. In Nantucket Counterfeit, Axelrod gives us a poetry-writing police chief. Balliett’s Out of the Wild Night is a provocative mystery combined with historic preservation, melding ghostly tales with modern adventure. Cherie Burns, Diving for Starfish--The Jeweler, The Actress, The Heiress and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry, tells a masterful detective story in the process of tracing the history of a famous gem. Nancy Thayer, author of 31 novels about the mysteries and romance of family and relationships, is well placed to link these three great storytellers.