Hidden in the Pines (A Lew Ferris Mystery #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the A Lew Ferris Mystery series.


Sheriff Lew Ferris knows how to land a sweet brook trout—but can
she catch a cold-blooded killer in the thrilling second installment in the Lew Ferris mysteries.

It’s Lew Ferris’s first day as the newly-elected Sheriff of McBride County, and already things are heating up in the Wisconsin Northwoods. The tragic drowning of a teenage girl draws an eerie parallel to the unsolved murder of another teen thirty years earlier, but one of Lew’s new subordinates—Alan Stern, Chief of the Deer Haven Police Department—has ruled it an accidental death by drowning. Neither Lew nor the girl’s family accept the ruling, but Lew is up against a wall of sexism and subterfuge. Not only is Stern belligerent and dismissive of Lew, but he takes the word of the local coroner, Ed Pecore, who Lew believes is completely unqualified for the job.

Adding to Lew’s headaches, an unwelcome interference in the case by a multimillionaire resident reopens a cold case that stretches back decades—and could lead to an anguished relative taking justice into his own hands to avenge a crime the cops never solved. And when Lew’s dear friend, Dr. Paul “Doc” Osborne, finds himself witness to a sophisticated money laundering scheme that could threaten the lives of his daughter and her close friend, Lew finally feels like she’s reached the breaking point.
The fish may be biting in McBride County—but now, Lew is on the line to uncover the long-buried secret that could ensnare a killer once and for all.

About the Author

Victoria Houston is the author of 19 books in the Loon Lake mysteries as well as seven non-fiction books on family issues. She has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio. Houston lives, writes and fishes in northern Wisconsin.

Praise For…

Praise for Hidden in the Pines:
“Scenic north woods setting, appealing characters, and lots of fly fishing . . . Fans of lighter regional mysteries will be satisfied.”
Publishers Weekly

“Complex relationships and a wild chase through the forest provide plenty of excitement.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Houston offers smooth and lively action and insight . . .  A solid and relaxing traditional mystery.”
New York Journal of Books

“[A] 'whodunnit' novel of impressive originality . . . for readers with an interest in police procedurals and small town fiction.”
Midwest Book Review

Praise for Wolf Hollow:

“Houston’s loving portrayals of the continuing cast members and the wild Wisconsin settings add up to a charming read.”
Kirkus Reviews
"A master of juxtaposing nature’s beauty with humanity’s ugliness."
Publishers Weekly

“This is a winner.”
San Francisco Book Review

“Wolf Hollow draws you in like a trout to a perfectly cast fly. Victoria Houston is a master storyteller.”
—Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of the Arliss Cutter Mysteries

“In this intricately plotted mystery, Houston keeps you hooked from the very first page not only with compelling twists and turns but also with the richly drawn residents of Loon Lake. Readers may come for the murder, but they’ll stay for these engaging characters. At turns atmospheric, heart-warming and intensely gripping, Wolf Hollow is a must-read!"
—Brianna Labuskes, bestselling author of Her Final Words

“This mystery manages to be both heart-warming and scary—a terrific trick. Highly recommended.”
—Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries and The Streel

Praise for The Loon Lake series:
“Victoria Houston’s love for her Wisconsin setting – and her wonderful characters – is evident on every page of her fine series."
—Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Lady in the Lake

“An intelligent and captivating tale."
—T. Jefferson Parker, bestselling author of Laguna Heat

“Houston is one smart writer."
—Jim Fusilli, award-winning author of Hard, Hard City
Product Details
ISBN: 9781639101474
ISBN-10: 1639101470
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: January 10th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Lew Ferris Mystery