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  •  Joseph Heywood? (3+ / 0-)

    I've read all but one of his "Woods Cop" series. In one or two, he doesn't quite tie up everything by the end, and he gets a little creative with character naming, but I really enjoyed reading them.

    They're not great literature, but I thought they were fun, and he's pretty accurate IME about the culture of the UP.

    No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

    by badger on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 10:13:52 AM PST

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    •  Nope. At least, not the one I was thinking of. (4+ / 0-)

      Alex McKnight is his protagonist; the author is Steve Hamilton.
      From the back cover of his second book in the series, Winter of the Wolf Moon:
      "Hamilton is only the second author...to win Edgars for Best First Novel and Best Novel." So, pretty impressive career to date.
      I don't think he's a UP or a MI native, but he's a U-MI grad and won a Hopwood Award.

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      by peregrine kate on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 06:10:48 PM PST

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      •  These look interesting too (2+ / 0-)
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        peregrine kate, RiveroftheWest

        I used to have a cabin and a few acres of woods in N WI, about 10 miles from the border with the Yoo Pee, and when I was a kid we vacationed up there a few times - all the way up to Copper Harbor once. My grandfather was a millwright in the mines up there and his brother was a lumberjack. So it's interesting to read about places and people (Yoopers have - or at least had - their own culture of sorts) I have some familiarity with.

        I can go through 3 or 4 of these a week easy - I'm rehabilitating an injured knee, so I'm sitting a lot, we have no TV/cable/satellite, and spring's at least 2 1/2 months away, so it's great to have more recommendations.

        And our library seems to have most of the McKnight series, too.

        Thanks!

        No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

        by badger on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 01:26:22 PM PST

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