The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp

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Anastasia Raven finds a secret hidden in a hollow tree near Dead Mule Swamp. She thinks she's seeing things, as the discovery appears to have come straight from a Nancy Drew story. With some simple sleuthing, Ana catches Jimmie Mosher, whose grandfather used to own the house she has recently purchased, hiding money in the tree. But what else does Jimmie have to hide?
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About Joan H. Young

Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and on August 3, 2010 became the first woman to complete the North Country National Scenic Trail on foot. Her mileage totaled 4395 miles.

She has recently begun writing more fiction, including short stories and cozy mysteries.

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About the Series: Anastasia Raven Mysteries
Anastasia Raven flees the suburbs after a painful divorce. She finds solace in working on an old fixer-upper farmhouse far to the north in Dead Mule Swamp. She is quickly drawn in to the local crime scene, but she has things to learn about how small towns work. Over the course of the series, Ana becomes known for her ability to help solve murders. Her friends are often involved in the sleuthing and shenanigans. Adele, proprietor of Vogel's Grocery, and Cora, the local historian are her closest confidants. Jimmie, a boy with a sad story, enters in book two, and takes an increasingly stronger role as the series progresses. Jerry, owner of the newspaper, Charlie the pharmacist, Police Chief Tracy Jarvi, and many other characters round out the small-town atmosphere. If you live in the rural Northwoods, you will find the settings wonderfully familiar.

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Reviews of The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp by Joan H. Young

Shreela Sen reviewed on May 23, 2013

I needed to refresh my mind in the middle of a very busy office day, & this was the perfect lunch-time read to transport me back to early teenage, when I never felt guilty regarding TIME!
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Billie Jackson reviewed on Aug. 30, 2012

I don't normally like shorter books/short stories but this one was so well developed that there was nothing short about it. Excellent story. Love the people of Cherry Hill. Can't wait for more.
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A. T. Weaver reviewed on May 3, 2012

Loved it - looking forward to reading more about Ana Raven.
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cathy urbanski reviewed on April 30, 2012

Another great story from Joan Young! I swear, it's like she ripped her characters right out of my small town childhood. As another reviewer wrote, this is a perfect quick read, and I'm really looking forward to more in the series. Way to go, Joan!
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Lucinda Gunnin reviewed on April 25, 2012

This is a sweet little mystery that reminded me of the ones I loved growing up. Joan Young's Ana Raven has curiousity and a social conscience. What's not to like? This is a wuick read, perfect for a rainy afternoon by the fire or a break on the hammock in the shade.
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Sue Erickson reviewed on April 23, 2012

I liked your story very much!! Looking forward to reading more of your work.
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