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Murder on Old Mission (Murder on Old Mission #1)

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Local mystery adds a novel twist to the quite, remote Cherry farming community of Old Mission. In 1895, Julia Curtis was found strangled, pregnant, and buried in a shallow grave near her home on Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City. A search for the murderer led investigators to a likely suspect, Woodruff Parmelee. From these bare bones, Stephen Lewis recreates the per ...more
Paperback, 389 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Arbutus Press (first published 2005)
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Shelves: history, suspense
The introduction to this book stressed that it was a novelization of real historical events. Ultimately, I found that a lazy choice -- did the author invent details and change facts to avoid having to do some actual research?

I found a number of things about this book annoying: several historical details were incorrect. He mentioned flowers in bloom at the wrong time and species that are non-native. Would they have been growing in northern Michigan at this time? One of his characters used colloq
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Born and raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Stephen Lewis holds a doctorate in American Literature from New York University, and he is Professor of English Emeritus at Suffolk Community College, on Long Island, New York. He now lives with his wife and daughter on five acres in a restored farmhouse on Old Mission Peninsula in northern lower Michigan.

Throughout his career, he has been bot
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