Murder at Madeline Island

An Emily Swift Travel Mystery

When travel writer Emily Swift agrees to join her boyfriend Chet for a romantic getaway on Madeline Island, she has no idea she will end up accused of murder.  But that’s what happens when she finds a dead lawyer stashed in an abandoned refrigerator.

Who could have killed him? Could the fact that he was on the island to help Chet’s grandmother rewrite her will be a motive? Chet’s family is outraged by a will that excludes them unless they find Gram’s Ojibway half-brother.  But surely they aren’t angry enough to kill.  Or are they?

When everyone on the island assumes that Emily and Chet are engaged and the victim’s blood stains are found in her car, she quickly becomes the prime suspect.

Can Emily clear herself and solve the case in time to prevent the killer from striking again? Or will her sleuthing lead her into a new romance and even greater danger?

Find out in Murder on Madeline Island

Readers Rave about Murder on Madeline Island

With a great cast of characters and wonderfully vivid descriptions, Lorrie Holmgren creates a suspenseful and very entertaining mystery in Murder On Madeline Island.

Christopher Valen, Author of the John Santana novels

Murder on Madeline Island engages the reader immediately with interesting and unusual characters in a mystery that takes place in an even more unusual setting. The descriptions are so vivid, the plot so intriguing and occasionally humorous that by the end the reader will both wish to visit the island and learn more about the history and events that took place there.

Linda Donaldson

This is a one-of-a-kind murder mystery, by turns hilariously funny and seriously suspenseful. Holmgren knows her territory well, and the reader is pulled into the small, sometimes elitist society of Madeline Island as well as the natural beauty of the place, thanks to Holmgren’s terrific descriptions of the landscape. The star of the show, however is the narrator and heroine, Emily Swift, whose quick mind, keen eye, and smart mouth never fail to keep the reader whipping through the pages. One hopes that this is merely the first in a long series of adventures featuring this spunky and engagingly irreverent young woman.

Abigail Davis, Author of Hanging Katherine Garret: A Novel Based on the 1737 Trial of a Pequot Woman