Truro landmarks Town Hall and Church Attract Provincetown Tourists

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At one time, there were so many downed vessels off the coast near the town we now know as Truro, it was known as Dangerfield.  The name Truro was borrowed from a Cornish town that looks similar– the rolling hills and small village.  There is plenty of danger taking place in the sequel to the popular mystery Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook.  Set in Truro during the summer, the landmarks of Truro figure prominently in the story line.  Haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet? Autographed copies are available at The Provincetown Book Shop and online in trade paperback and as an ebook.  Like our facebook page.

The antique postcard shown in this blog post, shows Truro Town Hall and  Federated Church on Storm Hill in Truro.  The cemetery has tombstones dating back to the 1700s. A color lithograph print, the card was published when it only cost one penny to mail a postcard in the United States.

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

Reading some books about Provincetown will get you in the mood for your visit.

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At bookstores that include the Provincetown Bookshop.

At bookstores that include the Provincetown Bookshop.

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Truro Highlands on Cape Cod an Idyllic Setting to Solve a Provincetown Mystery

Cape Cod Cottage in the Truro Highlands near Highland Light in North Truro.

Cape Cod Cottage in the Truro Highlands near Highland Light in North Truro.

This beautiful hand colored postcard features a typical shingled Cape Cod cottage from the 19th century complete with out buildings and garden.   There are still many lovely old homes to admire driving along Highland Road towards Highland Lighthouse in North Truro. The flowers tell you it must be summertime and that is the time of year for the sequel to the popular mystery novel Remaining in Provincetown by S. N. Cook scheduled to be released in 2015.  If you haven’t read Remaining in Provincetown yet, buy your copy (available in trade paperback or as an ebook)  online  or at your favorite bookstore. Autographed copies are available at the Provincetown Bookstore. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.

Truro is the Setting for Mystery Novel Sequel to Remaining in Provincetown by S.N. Cook

Cape Cod Fishnet Industries in North Truro

Cape Cod Fishnet Industries in North Truro

This old glossy postcard from the 1960s show Tiny Worthington’s store Fishnet Industries and the caption on the postcard states it was open year round back in the days when telephones were managed by live operators and the phone number was “Provincetown 834”.  Advertised as “The only shop of its kind” the establishment provided year-round employment.  Thirty-five years ago, Truro in the summertime was not very different from Truro in 2015. But what happens when someone is found dead in a beautiful home with an idyllic view of the Pamet River.  Who is going to solve the mystery? Fans of Remaining in Provincetown will be please to know that a sequel has been written.  Currently being edited and reviewed, we’ll keep posting old postcards for your viewing pleasure.  Haven’t read the first book yet?  There’s still time during the cold winter months on Cape Cod.  Currently available online and at your favorite bookstores including the Provincetown Bookshop. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.

Provincetown Race Point beach shipwrecks

Fishing Schooner "Buema" wrecked near Race Point Light in Provincetown, Cape Cod

Fishing Schooner “Buema” wrecked near Race Point Light in Provincetown, Cape Cod

Race Point Beach in Provincetown, now a part of the National Seashore is a favorite spot for swimming, fishing, and nature watching where one might catch a glimpse of a seal or whale, depending on the season. But Race Point is also the site of many shipwrecks and between 1873 and 1902 had a Lifesaving station known as Race Point Station. Unfortunately the station was no longer in operation when the fishing schooner Buema crashed into the surf and was wrecked on January 7, 1908.  The above postcard, purchased in 1924 tells the story.  During the time the Race Point Station was in operation they had three surfboats which aided hundreds of seafarers. Among the names of men who served at the lifesaving station and lost their lives aiding others were Captain Dave Atkins and Frank Mayo. Is that where the name for the road Atkins Mayo, the dirt road where two characters in the mystery novel Remaining in Provincetown  live, comes from?  Curious to read the new murder mystery set in Provincetown, the book everyone’s talking about.  You can pick up a signed copy at the Provincetown Book Shop while they last or buy a book online at Amazon.com in trade paperback or ebook. Like us on Facebook and keep the conversation going.

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Remaining in Provincetown  By S.N.Cook.  Truro Works. 306 pages  $12.95 Trade Paperback

Remaining in Provincetown
By S.N.Cook.
Truro Works. 306 pages
$12.95 Trade Paperback

The Smells of Cape Cod and Provincetown

Color version of the dunes

Color version of the dunes

Cape Cod  Sand Dunes

Cape Cod Sand Dunes

Provinetown Sand Dunes 100 years ago

Provinetown Sand Dunes 100 years ago

New state road

“Cape Cod has a fragrance all its own”, writes Wainwright J. Wainwright in his book “Cape Cod in Picture and Story” published in 1954,  “characteristic, delightful, hard to describe. It is composed of the salt tang of the sea, the odor of the marshland, the redolence of pines on hot summer afternoons, the scent of sweet fern and bayberry and the sweetness of many flowers.”  Scents help to evoke the feeling of being in a place.  Remaining in Provincetown is about a place, a town– Provincetown, Cape Cod. The new murder mystery is available online, at bookstores, and at Amazon.com. Like us on Facebook.

 

 

The Indian trail road to Race Point Light

The Indian trail road to Race Point Light

Hanging out in Provincetown Cape Cod

New Central Hotel in Provincetown, Massachusetts now Crown & Anchor

New Central Hotel in Provincetown, Massachusetts now Crown & Anchor

The name of the Inn in Provincetown’s center may have changed from New Central Hotel to Crown & Anchor, but people still hang out and check new visitors walking by, particularly at the height of summer. This beautiful setting on the tip of Cape Cod is filled with a multitude of historic buildings,  has a view of the Bay, many art galleries, shops, and fine restaurants. Some visitors come once and never leave, Remaining in Provincetown, the name of the new murder mystery novel released just two weeks ago, everyone’s talking about. Now available at Amazon.com as a trade paperback and on kindle. Like the Facebook page.

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