Overview

Season's Revenge, the first in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan mystery series featuring Steve Martinez, begins during the weeks before Christmas. Big events are stirring for Lakota-born deputy sheriff Steve Martinez. The normally sleepy town of Porcupine City on the southern shore of Lake Superior is uncharacteristically alive with activity after the body of one of its most respected and powerful residents, Paul Passoja, turns up at a forest ...
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Season's Revenge

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Overview

Season's Revenge, the first in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan mystery series featuring Steve Martinez, begins during the weeks before Christmas. Big events are stirring for Lakota-born deputy sheriff Steve Martinez. The normally sleepy town of Porcupine City on the southern shore of Lake Superior is uncharacteristically alive with activity after the body of one of its most respected and powerful residents, Paul Passoja, turns up at a forest campsite, the victim of what appears to be a bear attack.

From the moment he arrives on the scene, things just don't add up for Steve. Why would Passoja, a skilled camper and hunter, be careless enough to scatter bacon grease near his tent? Led by curiosity, Steve begins an unofficial investigation of the mishap only to discover that the "random" animal attack might not be so random after all. It seems that quite a few people in town had reason to do in Passoja, but the evidence points to no one in particular.

The more Steve investigates, the deeper he sinks into a mystery as old as the town itself. The seemingly peaceful forest haven was once a hotbed of treachery, and ill will only ripens with age. As he gets closer to the murderer, Steve learns the hard way that whoever killed Paul Passoja is more than willing to kill again. But Steve's Native American ancestors never were ones to fold, and neither is he.

Season's Revenge was a 2003 "BookSense 76 pick" by independent booksellers around the country,
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Editorial Reviews

Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
"There are many pleasures on display in this excellent new mystery by Henry Kisor, book editor and literary columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times: characters who leap from the page and lodge instantly in your mind, a plot that manages to be outrageous and logical at the same time, a brisk and pungent writing style that suits the story perfectly. But it's the sharply evocative sense of place that will probably grip readers hardest and hold them longest."
Wes Lukowsky, Booklist
"A satisfying mystery with a clever plot, engaging protagonist, and believable dialogue. And Kisor doesn't stop there. He adds a nice love story and even tosses in a little homespun Christmas cheer. An impressive debut."
Karen Treanor, New Mystery Review Magazine
"This first novel from Kisor is charming, touching, and altogether a great read. Martinez, Lakota by birth, but raised in the Anglo world is a man torn between two cultures. Kisor makes the most of this in a sincere and honest way, adding depth and appeal to this already suspenseful and compelling tale. The environs of the Upper Peninsula also add much to this atmospheric read, as well as the interesting asides of some fascinating bear trivia. This first from Kisor shows extreme promise, and
Jon L. Breen, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Combining nature writing, local color, romance, historical oddities, and sound detective work with a pleasant dose of holiday sentiment, the first case for Deputy Sheriff Steve Martinez heralds a promising new series."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013433779
  • Publisher: Henry Kisor
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Series: Steve Martinez Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 655,185
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Kisor, a retired book editor and literary columnist of the Chicago Sun-Times, is the author of two other Steve Martinez mysteries, Cache of Corpses and A Venture into Murder. He also wrote three nonfiction books, What's That Pig Outdoors: A Memoir of Deafness, Zephyr: Tracking a Dream Across America, and Flight of the Gin Fizz: Midlife at 4,500 Feet. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 1981. He lives in Ontonagon, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois.
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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Definetly Recommended

    This is a great read. Both the characters and the setting come alive, and the plot is riveting. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    I accidentally found Henry Kisor when I bought his book "Ze

    I accidentally found Henry Kisor when I bought his book "Zephyr: Tracking a Dream across America" (which I have read 3+ times, in hard cover and on my Nook, and I have also ridden the Zephyr). I like ALL of his books, whether fact (Zephry, Gin Fizz, Pig) or fiction. He also has 2 interesting blogs as well as does other writing, primarily about trains. The lucky guy and his wife summer in the UP and winter in metro Chicago (and a lot of his photography is at the Botanical Gardens).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    You will like this book

    The book keeps you moving, you'll like this.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Upper P Mystery

    Nothing like a good murder mystery in the Upper P to start the season off.
    The print was way too small in the paper back version.

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