The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies: A John McIntire Mystery

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On a stifling mid-summer day, 11-year-old Claire Hofer sets out carrying lunch to her father who's at work raking hay. As she nears the field, she sees only Township Constable John McIntire. Claire's father, Reuben, is dead. Reuben Hofer and his family have hardly lived in the old St. Adele schoolhouse long enough to make enemies. Their only contact has been with Doctor Mark Guibard, who's been attending Hofer's chronically ill, morbidly obese wife. But McIntire thinks there might be more to Reuben's story. The ...
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Overview


On a stifling mid-summer day, 11-year-old Claire Hofer sets out carrying lunch to her father who's at work raking hay. As she nears the field, she sees only Township Constable John McIntire. Claire's father, Reuben, is dead. Reuben Hofer and his family have hardly lived in the old St. Adele schoolhouse long enough to make enemies. Their only contact has been with Doctor Mark Guibard, who's been attending Hofer's chronically ill, morbidly obese wife. But McIntire thinks there might be more to Reuben's story. The victim's years in the CPS camps, followed by a stretch in federal prison, made him a stranger to his children-until he returned home to become their overlord. To find Rueben's killer, McIntire must confront a fumbling nemesis in the bewildered, but determined, Claire. Kathleen Hills has published several short mystery stories, and three other John McIntire mysteries. www.kathleenhills.com
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"Hills slowly builds an enthralling portrait of life in a 1950s farming community. A distinctive and welcome addition to the genre." --Kirkus Reviews

"Hills weaves her tale skillfully with a plot as richly textured as her Midwestern landscape. Her characters—untamed, reticent, lonely and proud—are exquisitely rendered in this postwar morality tale."  --Publisher's Weekly

"Hills uses little-known historical events and facts to give her series pizzazz."  --Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590589113
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Series: John Mcintire Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Hills spent the first 40 years of her life in rural Minnesota before leaving fo the real world and a career in speech and language pathology. She is the author of the John McIntire mysteries set in 1950s Michigan. Kathleen divides her time between northern Minnesota and Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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