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Past Imperfect

A John McIntire Mystery by Kathleen Hills

Past Imperfect by Kathleen Hills

Synopsis (from the publisher): A grizzled Lake Superior fisherman with a massive allergy to bees dies very early one morning alone on his boat. Was he stung to death?

John McIntire, retired from a career in military intelligence and striving to regain a place in his boyhood home after 30 years away, is serving as township constable. He questions the easy verdict. The town of St. Adele has little experience with violent death - or murder. Nor does McIntire, despite fighting in two World Wars. Worse, all the suspects are friends and neighbors, men and women he grew up with "talking Swede." The dead man, last of a Norwegian family who came to raise apples in the struggling rural township sandwiched between the Huron Mountains of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the southern shore of Lake Superior, had no real enemies despite his gruff temper. And he had litle to leave aside from a heavily mortgaged boat. So, who wanted to kill him?

Saddened by violence striking Utopia, worried his British bride might cut and run, his task complicated by taciturn witnesses and six party telephone lines, the naturally humorous McIntire brings a murderer to justice while struggling to evolve a new perspective on a rural community he has idealized for three decades.

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Past Imperfect by Kathleen Hills

Past Imperfect by Kathleen Hills A John McIntire Mystery

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-59058-007-3
Publication Date: June 2002
List Price: $24.95

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