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Reardon, Lisa.

Summary: As Ray Johnson searches for the killer of his brother, a man whom the whole town wanted dead, he tries to explain what caused the brother to be a bad man. A tale of child abuse and incest in rural Michigan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC REA

McFarland, Jeni

Summary: "River Bend, Michigan, is the kind of small town most can't imagine leaving, but three women couldn't wait to escape. When each must return--Linda Williams, never sure what she wants; her mother, Paula, always too sure; and Beth DeWitt, one of River Bend's only black daughters, now a mother of two who'd planned to raise her own children anywhere else--their paths collide under Beth's father's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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Campbell, Bonnie Jo

Summary: An anthology of stories on human relationships. The story, Eating Aunt Victoria, traces the relationship of teenagers and their mother's lesbian lover, while in Bringing Home the Bones an accident in which a woman loses a leg improves her relations with her children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Massachusetts Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAM

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: Macon Dead, Jr., known as Milkman, grows up in "his father's money-haunted, death-haunted house with his silent sisters and strangely passive mother" and with his friend Guitar who is connected to the secret avengers called the Seven Days, falls in love with his cousin Hagar, learns from bootlegging Aunt Pilate, and then heads south, lured by the promise of buried gold and the mysteries of his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane

Summary: Escaping the city, and her coed-chasing ex-husband, part-time journalist and full-time failed mystery writer Emily Kincaid has moved into a cozy cabin nestled in the woods of northern Michigan. Emily spends her days writing for the local newspaper and crafting her latest forgettable novel. Then one morning her quiet life turns grisly when a severed head tumbles out of her garbage can.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Midnight Ink 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUZ

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M BUZ

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MI Fiction Buzzelli 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS BUZ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Mystery Buz

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P Buz

Fader, Molly.

2 holds on 6 copies

Summary: Everything Hope knows about the Orchard House is from the stories of her late mother. So when she arrives at the northern Michigan family estate late one night with a terrible secret and her ten-year-old daughter in tow, she's not sure if she'll be welcomed or turned away. But as Hope works the orchard alongside her aunt, daughter, and a kind man she finds increasingly difficult to ignore, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2020

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Harper, Evelyn Allen.

Summary: The restless leg syndrome that kept Michigan real estate agent Molly Allen awake much of the night sent her on nightime walks through her neighborhood, making her a possible witness to the two vicious murders in McGuire's Alley. The police want to know what she heard. The murderer wants her dead.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CRQ Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS HAR

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: In 1840, Libby, living with her family on the Michigan frontier, finds herself inadvertently caught up in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi Indians from their tribal lands.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1996

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Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane.

Summary: Even the beauty of Northern Michigan can’t put a smile on the face of Emily Kincaid’s perpetually cranky friend Deputy Dolly Wakowski, and when someone tries to destroy the only family Dolly has ever had, her crankiness turns lethal, even as the crime threatens to overwhelm her. Still struggling in her career as a mystery writer, Emily takes a deep breath before stepping in to help. As they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beyond the Page Publishing 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUZ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P BUZ

DeCamp, Alison.

Summary: In 1895, twelve-year-old Stan decides to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan, documenting in his scrapbook his travels and encounters with troublesome relatives, his mother's suitors, lumberjacks, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DEC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DEC

Baldwin, Richard L.

Summary: From Publisher's Website: The second Lou Searing and Maggie McMillan mystery opens with the Principal of Shoreline High School in Shoreline, Michigan submerged facedown in the high school swimming pool at 11:37 p.m. The death was witnessed by a student, Devon Rockingham, who is quite certain the murderer is his special education teacher, Heidi Simpson. Lou and Maggie get involved and work to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Buttonwood Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: When she sneaks away to visit her friend, a young girl living on the Michigan frontier is caught up in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi Indians from their tribal lands in the 1840s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1993

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHE

Harrison, Jim

Summary: Even with retirement in view, Detective Sunderson decides to investigate a cult that has settled near his home nonetheless. Although their so-called 'Great Leader' initially appears to be harmless, Sunderson and his teenage sidekick unearth some startling information. As he digs deeper, Sunderson's search for the Great Leader's true intentions takes him from Michigan to Arizona to Nebraska.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Harrison 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS HAR

Harper, Evelyn Allen

Summary: The search for a four-leaf clover turns deadly, leading the staff of Allen Real Estate into the mystery of two bodies in a ditch along a logging road.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BookLocker.com, Inc. 0000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS HAR

Ray, Mason

Summary: Life in the northwest wilderness of Michigan during the lumberjack era makes an exciting and engaging story and who better to tell it than someone who actually lived there during this time. Mason Ray was a citizen in Leelanau County, Michigan from 1880 until 1922. She knew stalwart lumberjacks, the people that owned and ran the lumber mills, their neighbors, and the other strong-hearted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Ray 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAY

Harper, Evelyn Allen.

Summary: Now married to detective Mitch Hatch, real estate agent Molly Allen is pregnant with twins. Then ex-convict Sammy the Grunt returns to the little northern Michigan town with revenge in his heart and mayhem, murder, and the strong scent of cologne in his wake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BookLocker.com, Inc. 0000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS HAR

Lasser, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAS

Panagopoulos, Janie Lynn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Panagopoulos

Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane

Summary: Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's Little Library is destroyed. The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing 2017

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Dolan, Harry.

Summary: When Tom Kristoll, mystery magazine publisher, is murdered, David Loogan, a friend to Tom and a lover to Tom's wife, teams up with Ann Arbor's finest detective, Elizabeth Waishkey, to find the culprit. Loogan, a recluse with a broken past, believes Tom's death is just one piece in a grand puzzle. And as the body count rises, his theory proves right. As suspicions fall on everyone including...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M DOL

Newhof, Susan J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NEW

Carl, JoAnna.

Summary: Newlyweds must deal with a new chocolate offering, seven houseguests, and murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Signet/New American Library 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Holes, Frank

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Dogman's Back! The legends of the Michigan Dogman come alive in six haunting tales by folklore author, Frank Holes, Jr. Based upon both mythology and alleged real stories of the beast, this collection is sure to fire the imagination! Spanning the decades and the geography of the Great Lakes State, Frank weaves: * A mysterious police report of an unsolvable death in Manistee County * A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CreateSpace 2010

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Zimmerman, Chris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joker's Conundrum 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZIM

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