Past Imperfect: A John McIntire Mystery #1 [NOOK Book]

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A grizzled Lake Superior fisherman with a massive allergy to bees dies very early one morning alone on his boat. Was he stung to death?
John McIntire, retired from a career in military intelligence and striving to regain a place in his boyhood home after 30 years away, is serving as township constable. He questions the easy verdict. The town of St. Adele has little experience with violent death—or murder. Nor does McIntire, despite fighting in two world wars. Worse, all the ...
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Past Imperfect: A John McIntire Mystery #1

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Overview

A grizzled Lake Superior fisherman with a massive allergy to bees dies very early one morning alone on his boat. Was he stung to death?
John McIntire, retired from a career in military intelligence and striving to regain a place in his boyhood home after 30 years away, is serving as township constable. He questions the easy verdict. The town of St. Adele has little experience with violent death—or murder. Nor does McIntire, despite fighting in two world wars. Worse, all the suspects are friends and neighbors, men and women he grew up with “talking Swede.” The dead man, last of a Norwegian family who came to raise apples in the struggling rural township sandwiched between the Huron Mountains of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the southern shore of Lake Superior, had no real enemies despite his gruff temper. And he had little to leave aside from a heavily mortgaged boat. So, who wanted to kill him?
Saddened by violence striking Utopia, worried his British bride might cut and run, his task complicated by taciturn witnesses and six party telephone lines, the naturally humorous McIntire, while bringing a murderer to justice, struggles to evolve a new perspective on a rural community he has idealized for three decades.
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Editorial Reviews

I Love a Mystery - Karen Spengler
"... Never can I recall reading a mystery that transported me so completely to another place and time. I was captivated by this gentle mystery with its appealing main character, whose memories of his boyhood and re-acquaintance with St. Adele and its inhabitants combine to paint a convincing portrait of life in rural Michigan in the first half of the twentieth century."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615950980
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: John McIntire Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 684,638
  • File size: 735 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Hills spent the first forty years of her life in rural Minnesota before leaving for the real world and a career in speech and language pathology. After determining that ten years in the real world should be all that is demanded of anyone, she turned to writing. She is the author of Past Imperfect, Hunter’s Dance, and Witch Cradle, mysteries set in 1950s Michigan featuring John McIntire, township constable. Kathleen divides her time between northern Minnesota and Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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