When Evil Came to Good Hart

When Evil Came to Good Hart

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by Mardi Link
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472116665

ISBN-13: 9780472116669

Pub. Date: 06/25/2008

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

When Evil Came to Good Hart is a new look into an old story-the cold-case file of the murders of a wealthy Detroit-area family in their northern Michigan cabin in 1968. Mardi Link crafts her page-turning, true-life whodunit around police and court documents and historical and present-day statements and interviews. She also explores the case's impact on Good Hart and

Overview

When Evil Came to Good Hart is a new look into an old story-the cold-case file of the murders of a wealthy Detroit-area family in their northern Michigan cabin in 1968. Mardi Link crafts her page-turning, true-life whodunit around police and court documents and historical and present-day statements and interviews. She also explores the case's impact on Good Hart and the stigma that surrounds the popular summer getaway. Enhancing both the sense of tragic history and the suspense, Link laces her tale with fascinating local and Indian lore, while dozens of colorful characters enter and leave the story. Despite the exhaustive investigative efforts of numerous individuals, decades later the truth lies tantalizingly out of reach. It remains an unsolved cold case, yielding, in Link's words, forty years' worth of "dead-end leads, anonymous tips, a few hard facts, and countless cockamamie theories."

About the Author:
Mardi Link is a journalist and the 2007 Betty Crumrine Scholar from the Antioch Writers' Workshop. She is the cofounder and former editor of ForeWord magazine and the former editor of Small Press magazine. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472116669
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


A Note to Readers     xi
A Stranger Comes to Town     1
Call the Law     4
Will Be Back     10
The Boss     18
The Mentals     27
The Phony     32
Gun Country     39
Following the Money     44
The Tipsters     60
A Leg Man     67
The Alibi     75
Closing In     86
The Case for Prosecution     91
The Leavenworth Letter Theory     101
Another Killing     113
Manhunts in the North Woods     117
The Sleuths     123
The Good People of Good Hart     132
A Bliss House     138
The Literary Ladies of Lamkin     144
A Healing     149
Epilogue: Status of Case No. 7471     154
Who's Who     161
Sources and Resources     165
Further Reading     175

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