Wolf Hollow (A Lew Ferris Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the A Lew Ferris Mystery series.


Murder stalks the Wisconsin northwoods in a gripping novel from the author of the acclaimed Loon Lake mysteries.

It's mid-May in the tiny northwoods Wisconsin town of Loon Lake, and the fish are biting. Walleye's not the only thing on the hook. There are rumors that a precious vein of nickel and copper is buried on the property of wealthy Grace McDonough, and the drilling is about to begin. But not if environmentalist Pete Ferris can help it.

When Grace's 24-year-old son, Noah, is caught in a sordid sex crime, police chief Lew Ferris makes the arrest. But a day later, Lew is stricken when her brother Pete turns up dead, a bloody pry bar found in the woods nearby. Then, Grace's body is discovered in a car at the bottom of a river--and Noah has vanished. Lew puts out a statewide APB, but before long, Noah is also found murdered on the McDonough property.

It's beginning to look like mother and son were killed by the same person. And when Lew learns that her brother had planned to file a lawsuit to prevent drilling for the sulfide mine, a key piece of the puzzle suddenly falls into place.

Lew is beginning to close in on the truth. But has the killer set his bait again, angling for his biggest catch yet?

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 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

Wolf Hollow, the new mystery by Victoria Houston, set in a bucolic Northern Wisconsin town, makes wonderful use of modern technology, such as DNA results. Three murders, all involving river land under threat of mining, turn Lew’s world upside down. But, with the aid of her dentist sidekick, she gets to the bottom of all three. 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. Loon Lake is a fine getaway even if it does keep me up at night.”
—Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Lady in the Lake

“Victoria Houston puts me right in the Wisconsin heat and cold, lets me know what the fish are biting on, lets me spy on the interesting characters of Loon Lake, and most of all, spins an intelligent and captivating tale. I look forward to more and more.”
—T. Jefferson Parker, bestselling author of Laguna Heat

“Houston is one smart writer. She traps us in the same chilling environment as her characters so we feel what they feel—and fear what they fear.  And soon, whether we’re in the comfort of our study or in a lounge chair at the beach, we hear the threatening growl of a killer beast and begin pondering the possibility of murder.”
—Jim Fusilli, award-winning author of Hard, Hard City

Product Details
ISBN: 9781639103669
ISBN-10: 163910366X
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Lew Ferris Mystery