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The devil's cold dish. #5 / Eleanor Kuhns.

Kuhns, Eleanor, author. (Author).
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Ada Public Library M KUH (Text) 33500012370557 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library M KUH (Text) 33500012370540 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250093356 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 125009335X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Will Rees is back home on his farm in 1796 Maine with his teenage son, his pregnant wife, their five adopted children, and endless farm work under the blistering summer sun. But for all that, Rees is happy to have returned to Dugard, Maine, the town where he was born and raised, and where he's always felt at home. Until now. When a man is found dead - murdered - after getting into a public dispute with Rees, Rees starts to realize someone is intentionally trying to pin the murder on him. Then, his farm is attacked, his wife is accused of witchcraft, and a second body is found that points to the Rees family. Rees can feel the town of Dugard turning against him, and he knows that he and his family won't be safe there unless he can find the murderer and reveal the truth...before the murderer gets to him first"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 May #1
    After a long absence from his Dugard, Maine, farm, remorseful weaver Will Rees returns from Salem to his pregnant wife and six children, in this fifth entry in the series. After Will engages in a public fight, his pugnacious nature is noted and used against him when a local man is found murdered—and again, as more killings occur. Not only is Will under suspicion, his wife is also denounced as a witch; an angry crowd trashes his farm; his teenage son carries a grudge against him; his spiteful sister feeds the gossip mill; and his friends turn away in fear of associating with him. Luckily, Constable Caldwell is willing to help Rees find the killer, but it's questionable whether they can live through the process. Much brisk chasing about occurs, despite the limits of eighteenth-century transportation, and the characters are fully developed and compelling. While it's hard to fathom the depth of hatred the townspeople carry for Rees, the setting details and character development create a realistic, immersive atmosphere. Evil stalks the protagonist-sleuth here, as it does in the Abigail Adams mysteries by Barbara Hamilton and in Robert McCammon's The Providence Rider (2012). Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ELEANOR KUHNS is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She lives in Campbell Hall, New York, received her master's in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York. She is the author of A Simple Murder, Death of a Dyer, Cradle to Grave, and other mysteries.

Subject: Shakers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
City and town life > Maine > History > 18th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
City and town life.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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