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by Kathleen Hills

ISBN: 1590584678
ISBN13: 978-1590584675
Language: English
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (December 1, 2007)
Pages: 334
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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After determining that ten years in the real world should be all that is demanded of anyone, she turned to writing.

After determining that ten years in the real world should be all that is demanded of anyone, she turned to writing. She is the author of Past Imperfect, Hunter’s Dance, and Witch Cradle, mysteries set in 1950s Michigan featuring John McIntire, township constable. Kathleen divides her time between northern Minnesota and Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Kathleen Hills is a cut above Mystery Writer. From John McIntire's entry on the first line thru a maze of rich 1950 characters and McCarthy era suspense, she holds and guides your attention. A wonderful look back in history from a writer using today's perspective. Here's hoping for more Kathleen Hills.

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Witch cradle : a mystery. From the author of ""Hunter's Dance"" comes the newest mystery featuring 1950s Township Constable John McIntire, ever reluctant to police his neighbors in St. Adele, Michigan

Witch cradle : a mystery. Adele, Michigan. When two skeletons are discovered buried in a cistern, McIntire struggles to solve the two-decades-old murders. Witch cradle : a mystery, by Kathleen Hills. Hills, Kathleen author. Publication Information. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. Entangled in its roots is evidence that leads Constable John McIntire to the abandoned farmstead of a young couple who had supposedly left the community years before, part of an exodus of Finnish-Americans gone off to build a workers' Utopia in the Soviet republic of Karelia. McIntire's fears are realized when he discovers two bodies, buried sixteen years in an unused cistern.

Book in the John McIntire mysteries Series). Solid complex murder mystery. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. Author Kathleen Hills has a history with regions of the northern United States, and although the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is separate and distinct, from, say Montana or Northern Wisconsin, there are certainly similarities. In this third outing for the author's protagonist, the reluctant constable of St. Adele, John McIntire, comes across evidence that two former neighbors had not emigrated to the Soviet Union, as was supposed by pretty much everybody in the region.

Kathleen Hills spent the first forty years of her life in rural northern . In the brief brilliant flash John McIntire glimpsed his wife’s face, lips waxen, eyes open and staring. John McIntire Mysteries.

Kathleen Hills spent the first forty years of her life in rural northern Minnesota before leaving for the real world. Chapter One. He turned to draw her close, but she caught his hand and clutched it to her breast, rigid as a corpse grasping a lily. It’s only a lightning storm, Leonie, he said. See John McIntire Mysteries. More by Kathleen Hills.

January, 1951, while the country is in the grip of war in Korea, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and Senator Joe McCarthy’s Red Scare, the residents of St. Adele, Michigan, are more concerned with staying warm and shoveling snow until a bizarre ice storm brings down a towering pine.

Witch Cradle - Kathleen Hills. In the brief brilliant flash John McIntire glimpsed his wife’s face, lips waxen, eyes open and staring

Witch Cradle - Kathleen Hills. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2005934985. ISBN: 1-59058-254-3 Hardcover.

January, 1951: America is in the grip of war in Korea, the threat of nuclear annihilation looms, and Senator Joe McCarthy has begun his Red Scare. But the residents of St. Adele, Michigan, are more concerned with staying warm and shoveling snow until a bizarre ice storm brings down a towering pine. Entangled in its roots is evidence that leads Constable John McIntire to the abandoned farmstead of a young Finnish-American couple who had supposedly left the community years before to help build a workers' Utopia in the Soviet republic of Karelia. There he discovers two bodies, buried sixteen years in an unused cistern. In his zeal to uncover the truth, McIntire brings the scrutiny-and the suspicion-of a Red-hunting government agent upon his neighbors and himself. Then a part of the past he hoped to bury forever threatens to destroy his new life. Praise for Witch Cradle... .,.""it would be a mistake to turn [these pages] too quickly and miss even one word of her taut yet lyrical prose."" -Booklist starred review .,.""an illuminating tale."" -Publishers Weekly Kathleen Hills spent the first 40 years of her life in rural northern Minnesota and now divides her time between her home in Duluth, Minnesota, and northern Scotland. Witch Cradle is third in her John McIntire series, after Past Imperfect and Hunter's Dance.
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Cerar
I love Kathleen Hills. She has fascinating characters, a great locale, and a deft way with words. Her main character, John McIntire has a fascinating back story that keeps emerging slowly. The time period is after WWII and he was working for the government during the war. All this coincides with the house committee on un-American activities pursuit of Communists. John lived with his wife in England for some time before returning to Michigan's UP with her where he was elected Constable, a job that mostly involves rousting out teen-age parties. This story begins with a horrific storm that causes large trees to tip over. Under one of them John's old friend Mia finds a pale green fruit jar with money in it, a lot of money. Mia says it was her father's money and she's entitled to keep it. John McIntire believes the money belonged to a couple who emigrated to Karelia, Russia in the early 40's, or did they. It looks like the woman might never have left the Upper Peninsula. He is intent on finding out what happened to Rose Falk. A great story.

Faell
This is an excellent mystery. It's also a good representation of cabin fever, so I wouldn't recommend reading it in January or February if you live in the snow belt.

The only thing I wish the book had included was the McIntires' background, as I couldn't recall them at first. That Leonie was British & had experienced WWII there could have been brought up as the reason she was upset by the thunderstorm. That John was a UP native but had been away 30 years could have been worked in as well.

VariesWent
With my husband's family being Finnish-American, our love of the U.P. and my fondness for mystery books I thought this would be an ideal mid-winter story to settle in with for the night. How very disappointed I was.

The writing style is somewhat disorienting, the who-done-it blatantly obvious from the beginning of the book, and the constant repetition of prattling by the characters unneeded.

Save your money and your time.

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Author Kathleen Hills has a history with regions of the northern United States, and although the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is separate and distinct, from, say Montana or Northern Wisconsin, there are certainly similarities. In this third outing for the author's protagonist, the reluctant constable of St. Adele, John McIntire, comes across evidence that two former neighbors had not emigrated to the Soviet Union, as was supposed by pretty much everybody in the region.

In the early 1930's this country was in the grip of a serious depression and there was more than a little unrest. Some people organized a sort of mass emigration by mostly poor or disaffected people to a place in the Soviet Union called Karelia. Karelia was touted as the people's Eden, a place where everyone would be well-housed, properly fed and would find useful work, according to their needs. Karelia was advertised as sort of the penultimate socialist community. In reality, a lot of people who went, disappeared and were never heard from again. What was their fate in Stalinist Russia?

WITCH CRADLE, is set in the early fifties, a time when suspicion of that great evil, Communism, also known as the Soviet Union, was rampant in this country. It was the time of Roy Cohen and Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. It was a time of black listing and anxiety. And while the people of the Upper Peninsula were relatively isolated from most of the excesses of that time, there were those who would take advantage of the circumstances. Bringing those national concerns down to the individual and very personal concerns of the people of St. Adele is a feat worth reading about, especially in the careful and adept hands of author Kathleen Hills.

Many questions rise. What is the FBI doing hanging around this isolated area? What exactly was Constable McIntire doing during his time away from St. Adele, the time he refuses to talk about? What exactly did happen to the people who went to the Soviet Union? And if some of the former residents of the area never made it to Karelia, what happened to them and why? This is a moving, solid work about people we all can relate to, in one form or another.

Thomand
Kathleen Hills is a cut above Mystery Writer.
From John McIntire's entry on the first line
thru a maze of rich 1950 characters and McCarthy
era suspense, she holds and guides your attention.
A wonderful look back in history from a writer
using today's perspective. Here's hoping for
more Kathleen Hills.

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