Title: Summer People
Author: Aaron Stander
Stars: 4 out of 5
An excellent police mystery set in the north woods of Michigan. There is a string of murders/accidents/act of god that occur that has Sheriff Ray Elkins fully occupied. But are things what they appear to be on the surface or is there something more sinister going on and can the sheriff resolve all of them satisfactorily? Only the reader can answer the question of was justice served or was justice denied.
I have rated this book four stars.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
It is late June in Michigan's gold coast resort area. The summer residents are settling in for the season and the tourists are beginning to flood the highways and beaches. But the idyllic vision of a summer at the shore is suddenly shattered by a gangland-style shooting. This murder is quickly followed by the deaths of three more summer residents, each taking place under suspicious circumstances. At times hindered by local politics and the proverbial tension between the summer people and the natives, Sheriff Ray Elkins searches for the possible links between the four victims. As he probes into their tangled lives and dark histories, he finds both the motive and the possible murderer.
Kindle Edition, 269 pagesPublished July 1st 2009 by Writers & Editors, LLC
About The Author:
Aaron Stander spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where he taught English and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage near Traverse City. Aaron is the author eight mysteries set in northwest lower Michigan. He is also the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, and reviews, and the host of Michigan Writers on the Air on Interlochen Public Radio. When not writing or thinking about writing, Aaron spends a lot of time kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
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