Asey Mayo is the definitive Cape Codder- a jack-of-all-trades, his age is a mystery, and his accent is so thick no outsider can understand him. These stories are a great introduction to the sleuth of the people, the Cape Cod Sherlock Holmes. Asey stumbles across several strange situations, gets tangled up in a few murders, and manages to solve the unsolvable puzzles that stump the general population of the one horse towns of 1930's Cape Cod. The local color in this book is great! Feels almost as though you're strolling down the Main Street of Wellfleet or Orleans; or racing around on the dirt back roads of Eastham during a thunderstorm, chasing the bad guys... Don't miss out on a tasty slice of American culture!