Mystery at the Hot Pond

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A short introduction

IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF OUR LIVES, AS WE KNEW IT.

Very little had changed at Stoney Creek for eleven-year-old Arthur (Shoe) Makinen until MaryAnne DuPree upset his school year in 1924. Shoe discovers evidence that a double drowning at the sawmill may have been murder. MaryAnne's faith is a mystery to Shoe as he suspects MaryAnne is intertwined in the investigation. What is she doing here? Was it an accident or murder? Will life ever be the same?

A SECRET KEPT BY STONEY CREEK'S MOST POWERFUL.

AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP FORGED.

Author: David

David DeVowe grew up in the UP of Michigan where no fences lived - just a few people, lots of animals, and endless trees. He now lives in Minnesota with his wonderful wife and some of their nine children. At last count, he lost track of the grandchildren.

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