About Us

MAINELY MURDERS is an independent specialty mystery bookstore devoted exclusively to suspense, crime, and detective fiction.

Proprietors Paula Keeney and Ann Whetstone bring lifelong passions for mysteries to their shop in downtown Kennebunk, Maine. While both grew up as fans of the golden era of mysteries and writers like Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy Sayers, their interests today are far more varied.

Mainely Murders is housed in a converted barn/carriage house adjacent to the owners’ 1790’s federal-style home.