Mobsters in the vacationlands

From crime boss and occasional visitor “Scarface” Al Capone to the Upper Peninsula’s own Public Enemy #1, John “Red” Hamilton, Up North has historic ties to organized crime and the baddies who used the area as a playground.

Northern Michigan’s food gurus

Northern Michigan may be known for beautiful water views and serenity, but more recently it’s become known for a variety of excellent restaurants.

Author plunges into Au Sable fly fishing and murder

The latest book in the Burr Lafayette Mystery series, “The Gray Drake” follows the protagonist as he delves deep into the world of fly fishing on Michigan’s Au Sable River.