It's mid-July in Loon Lake, and Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris has her hands full with the discovery of the skeletal remains of a missing bank executive and the murder of graduate student. To complicate matters, both victims were discovered on a hidden river deep in the national foresta place that just so happens to be a dangerous wolf rendezvous site.
Lew recruits her close friend and fellow flyfisherman, retired dentist "Doc" Osborne for his forensic and interrogation skills. But Doc has his own set of problems to worry about: his grandson is hospitalized with a grave illness, and now Lew seems to be getting too interested in the father of the murdered studenta well-to-do widower who is teaching her the Japanese art of tenkara flyfishing.
About the Author
In her teens and twenties, mystery author Victoria Houston was the classic hometown girl who couldn't wait to leave her small Wisconsin town. She has not only returned to her hometown of Rhinelander, but she has based her popular Loon Lake mystery series in the region’s fishing culture. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Always good to start at the beginning with Book 1, but you really can pick up this series at any point. I spent all of my summers in northeastern Wisconsin growing up, so these books are like coming home. Good character development, enjoy seeing where each will go. Always anxious for the next book to come out. These books are comfortable reads for me; I have read each one a number of times.
We have the entire collection of Houston's Loon Lake series at our Northwoods cabin. Even the teenagers read them. These light, easy to read mysteries are among our cabin favorites. Particularly enjoyed the wolf lore in this book. Wolves are a real life issue in the area in which her books are set.
4 STARS I believe this is book #14 in the series. I have only read three of them so far. They have lots of fishing in the books. Interesting characters that I like and want to know more about. Clean read, full of drama, some action and humor. Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris is one of the main characters. She is single and fly fisherman. Her close friend is Doc Osborne. Doc Osborne is a retired Dentist. He is a widower. He also helps out when the town coroner can't make it. He has picked up Fly fishing since his wife's died. Doc Osborne is watching his sick grandchild when he realizes that he is really sick and rushes him to hospital. They don't know if he will get better. Ray is a old familiar character. He has a lot of the humor in the book. He is also a fishing and hunting guide. He also helps out Police Chief Lewellyn when she needs him. He likes to wear a hat with a fish on it. Lew gets called out for a dead body in a remote area of woods. Then she has a report of a college youth missing in the same area. Also FBI Agent shows up in her town. A busy time for her. the setting is Loon Lake a small town. Lots of fishing. The pace is steady building up to all the action. It is a fast easy read. If you enjoy fly fishing I am sure you will enjoy that part of the book more than I did. It does make you want to be outdoors enjoying the peace. I loved reading about the wolves packs in the area. Though I did not realize how many dogs they can kill. I like this series of books and would read more of them in the future. I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it. Received book through Net Galley.