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I'm Jo Hiestand.  I write two mystery series: the McLaren Mysteries that take place in mid-England and in Scotland, and the Cookies & Kilts Mysteries that take place in mid-Missouri.  I hope you'll see what my website pages offer and return often for updates on new releases.  Thanks for stopping by!

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The Swim

The Swim is not one of my usual mysteries featuring former police detective Michael McLaren. It's a prequel novella giving a picture of his life from teenager to the strong man he is today. He's real to me, and I want you to understand him. I want you to understand a man whose need to help others find justice became his incitement in a world like today. He's been through a lot from his ordeal beginning with the "swim", his move from the Force, and his cold cases. He's made enemies, friends, and he has loved and lost. Like many of us.
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