Books by a Michigan Author or with a Michigan Setting

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South of Superior
Ellen Airgood

MICH AIRGOOD

Moving to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to care for an aging family friend, Madeline Stone becomes involved in the lives of the small community and two octogenarian sisters who teach her valuable lessons about love and goodwill.


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The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel
Mitch Albom

ALBOM

This extraordinary novel, taking readers on a journey both of individual healing and society’s response to the question of life after life, follows a single father just released from prison as he sets out to prove that the mysterious calls from beyond to the residents of Coldwater, Michigan, are nothing but a hoax.


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Lending a Paw: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery
Laurie Cass

MYS CASS

With the help of her rescue cat Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But she’d better keep both hands on the wheel, because its going to be a bumpy ride.


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Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan
Melanie Dobson

INSPIR DOBSON

It’s the height of the Gilded Age, but Elena Bissette’s family has lost most of its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, and they spend summers there in hopes of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls at the Grand Hotel, she spends her days walking along the island’s rugged coastline. There she meets Chase, a young fisherman who invites her to watch the ships from an abandoned lighthouse. The two begin to meet there in secret, hoping to solve a decades-old mystery. Meanwhile, Elena’s mother contrives introductions between Elena and the island’s most eligible bachelor, an elusive millionaire named Chester Darrington. When Elena’s two worlds unexpectedly collide, she will be in for the surprise of her life.


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Burning Midnight
Loren D. Estleman

MYS ESTLEMAN

Targeted by suspicious fires and bottle bombs for attempting to extract a relative from a Mexican town gang, Amos Walker struggles to forge peace between two rival gangs only to discover ties to an international conspiracy.


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Raven's Fire
John Gubbins

GUBBINS

Joe McCartney is coerced by his wife, a nurse, to take an ailing patient, Frank Talbot, up the Escanaba River, hoping that, even though Joe hates Frank for what Frank did to Joe’s father many years ago, Joe will be able to get rid of the rage he keeps buried deep within himself. Trapped on the river by a forest fire, Joe and Frank must work around their antipathies and find a way to survive.


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Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton

MYS HAMILTON

Reluctantly returning to Detroit to reconnect with a woman and confront the trauma of a shooting that left his partner dead, Alex McKnight investigates an untapped clue and discovers that the man sentenced for the crime may not have been the killer.


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Brown Dog: Novellas
Jim Harrison

MICH HARRISON

An anthology of all of the Brown Dog novellas includes a previously unpublished story and follows the down-on-his-luck Michigan Native American’s misadventures with an overindulgent lifestyle, his two adopted children, and an ersatz activist who steals his bearskin.


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Killing a Cold One: A Woods Cop Mystery
Joseph Heywood

MYS HEYWOOD

Detective Grady Service investigates the deaths of two Native American girls who Michiganders fear were killed by a mythical creature called the Dogman in the remote Huron Mountains.


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The Detroit Electric Scheme: A Mystery
D. E. Johnson

MYS JOHNSON

Detroit 1910: When Will Anderson finds the body of John Cooper crushed in a huge hydraulic press, he panics—for good reason. The body is in his father’s electric automobile factory, in the department Will manages. Worse yet, Cooper is engaged to the woman Will loves, his ex-fiancée, Elizabeth Hume. As the evidence mounts, Will gets closer and closer to the secret Cooper had been desperately trying to keep—a secret that could cost Will not only his life, but also the lives of the people he loves most.


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Bury This
Andrea Portes

MYS PORTES

A young woman’s mysterious murder in a small town becomes a thing of legend when, twenty-five years later, the case is reignited when a group of film students starts making a documentary on her fateful life.


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The Whole Golden World: A Novel
Kristina Riggle

MICH RIGGLE

A tale inspired by a true story follows the experiences of Dinah and Joe, whose seemingly idyllic family life is shattered by their 17-year-old daughter’s illicit affair with a married teacher, a situation that escalates into a court battle that pits the teen against her parents.


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