The Doctor Rocks the Boat

Dr. Fenimore Mysteries (Volume 5)

Robin Hathaway

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Like so many of Dr. Fenimore’s adventures, trouble starts with a harmless idea.
From his train window, the good doctor sees a single shell gliding on the surface of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, an image that stirs up fond memories of his rowing days. Rowing had been the perfect antidote to the hectic rush of medical school, and he wonders why he ever gave it up. He could also use some exercise, as Jennifer, his significant other, broadly hints. So with renewed dedication, he goes knocking on the office door at Boathouse Row to reenroll as a member of the Windsor Club.
Charlie Ashburn, whom Dr. Fenimore knows from medical school, is running the club, and they catch up on lost time. Charlie’s son, Chuck, is a great rower and is currently training for the big regatta. Talking about Chuck makes Charlie swell with pride, but it makes Fenimore a little uneasy. Charlie was an incredibly talented rower himself but had to give it up because of a serious heart condition.
Dr. Fenimore doesn’t enjoy his membership for very long before he finds himself drawn into an Ashburn family problem. Charlie’s wife comes to his office in secret and begs him to talk to Charlie about getting their son checked out by a doctor. To Dr. Fenimore’s surprise, Charlie has been refusing to face the possibility that Chuck might have inherited the same heart defect he has. The doctor agrees to help, and his well-intentioned efforts put his own life at risk.
In this fifth Fenimore episode, Robin Hathaway captures Philadelphia’s exciting rowing scene and proves once again that when this doctor is in, it’s great fun for all.

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Chapter One

In the early morning light, the Schuylkill River glowed with the luminosity of a pearl.

As Fenimore gazed from his train window, a dark speck glided onto the still surface. Was it an enterprising oarsman risen early to get in a few practice strokes before a big race? Or an ordinary citizen out for a recreational row? Fenimore had rowed for fun and relaxation when he was an intern, whenever he could fit it in, which wasn’t very often. And his father had done so before him. It was the perfect antidote to the hectic rush of medical school.

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Robin Hathaway

Robin Hathaway won the SMP/Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She lives in New York City.


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The Doctor Rocks the Boat
Robin Hathaway

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
June 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312349936
ISBN10: 0312349939
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$23.95

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429905275
ISBN10: 1429905271
224 pages
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