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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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We are open May through October.

Mackinac Island

Island Bookstore Main St. Centre
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (906) 847-6202
(November - April:
call 906-847-0229)

Hours: Monday-Sunday
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (in high season)
Close earlier in spring and fall.


Visit our Mackinac Island Old Time Photography shops!

(Two island locations: across from Horn's Bar and Horse Corral mall. )

Mackinaw Old Time Portraits





The rich history of Mackinac Island and the Straits area has inspired many fictional stories based on that history. We add new items to this section frequently, so please check back soon!


Mackinac Island Fiction

My Heart Belongs to Mackinac Island
by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Although the Winds of Mackinac Inn has been in her mother’s family for generations, Maude Welling’s father refuses to let her run it without the guidance of a husband. So she seeks to prove her worth and independence by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel.

Price: $12.99

Secrets of the Island by Linda Hughes

You think you know your heritage? Think again. Deep, dark secrets lurk below the surface of every family tree, as the Sullivan clan discovers in this story about living in the aftermath of generations of deceit. When Red Cross nurse Harriet escapes the trauma of WWII and sequesters herself in her grandfather's cottage on Mackinac Island, she has no inkling about her heritage. But as one shocking clue after another surfaces

Price: $18.95

Heart of IceHeart of Ice
by PJ Parrish

Florida PI Louis Kincaid wants to wear a badge again. But before he can, he must return home to Michigan— and some unfinished business. A trip with daughter Lily to enchanting Mackinac Island turns grim when the child falls on a pile of old bones.

Price: $7.99


All Fudged Up
By Nancy Coco

A candy coated mystery with recipes. Fun characters, quaint setting, mouth-watering recipes.



Price: $7.99

To Fudge or Not to Fudge
By Nancy Coco

A candy coated mystery with recipes. Fun characters, quaint setting, mouth-watering recipes.


Price: $7.99


Murder at Cherokee Point

NEW in 2018!

Death Lease
by Peter Marabell

In 1922, Augustus Sanderson hired Charles W. Caskey, architect of Grand Hotel, to build a “majestic cottage” high on the East Bluff of Mackinac Island.

Camille was stunned to learn that her name had been removed from the state park lease. She hired private private investigator Michael Russo to learn what happened.

Price: $15.95

Murder at Cherokee Point

Murder on Lake Street
by Peter Marabell

“For such a small island, Mackinac sure is a busy place for bad guys.”

Michael Russo’s friend and mentor, Frank Marshall, is the target of an assassination attempt one damp autumn night in Petoskey. The case goes cold fast. The police have no suspects and no leads, so Russo begins his own investigation.

Price: $14.95

Devils are HereDevils are Here
by Peter Marabell

It's summertime in Petoskey, Michigan. Michael Russo investigates the theft of a valuable collection of books from Bannister College, a small , elite Liberal Arts school on the outskirts of town. Another fun Michael Russo novel by a Mackinac Island native.

Price: $15.95

Murder at Cherokee PointMurder at Cherokee Point
by Peter Marabell

It's summer in Northern Michigan. A wealthy and influential aristocrat is found dead at the secluded and private Cherokee Point Resort Association, north of Harbor Springs. From the quiet streets of Petoskey to the nostalgic ambiance of Mackinac Island, Petoskey lawyer Michael Russo quickly finds himself embroiled in a world of political influence, old money, and what people will do to keep their dirty secrets hidden.

Price: $14.95

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb  Isbn  9780805091403TThe Tale of Halcyon Crane
by Wendy Webb

ISBN 9780805091403

Price: $16.99

Water Beyond the Bridge
by Sue Allen

Steeped in yearning and illuminated by the shining waters of the Great Lakes, this later-in-life love story gives readers an inside view of Mackinac.

Price: $14.95

Murder at Cherokee PointGeared for the Grave
by Duffy Brown

"Sparkling dialogue, an unforgettable island setting, and all the charm a cozy mystery fan would want."--New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams

Price: $7.00

Breaking for Bodies
by Nancy Coco

Evie Bloomfield puts the pedal to the metal in the latest cycle path mystery from the National Best-selling Author of "Geared fo the Grave."

Price: $7.99

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund

On occupied Mackinac
Island, voyageur Pierre Durant and local girl Angelique Labelle must
decide where their loyalties lie, and what they will risk for love.

Price: $14.99


All You Need is Fudge by Nancy Coco

The annual yacht race off the coast of Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a highlight of the summer season, and Allie is pulling out all the stops making chocolate centerpieces for the occasion. Unfortunately, she and her bichonpoo, Mal, also pull a dead body from the murky waters of the marina. When Allie's boyfriend's sister becomes the prime suspect, Allie dives into investigating the murder herself. Amid bitter feuds and hushed-up scandals, the courageous candymaker quickly gets in over her head. Someone is trying to fudge the facts to keep a secret worth killing
for. . .

Price: $7.99

Mackinac Triangle by Clint H. Dunshee

Becky Vasquez was a young medic in the US Air Force. While on a humanitarian mission in El Salvador, she and her team are betrayed by one of their own. She accepts a job that she hopes will be routine and stress free on Mackinac Island in northern Lake Huron. But Becky hadn’t counted on meeting dashing young Tim Green, himself running from a checkered past. And neither of them counted on the sudden unexplained disappearances of boats and people in the waters surrounding the area. Will being in danger once more force Becky to take a chance on love once more? When it appears an ancient curse is to blame for the mounting disappearances, Becky and Tim are thrust into a final confrontation with the unknown, all the while learning they can live with love again.

Price: $16.50

Ice Bridge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

She’ll fall in love again…with a man and the island. Charlotte returns to her Aunt Bess and Mackinac Island, a quaint retreat that welcomes summer tourists and allows no cars to renew herself and write about the island’s ghosts. She’s come to help Bess with her heartache, an ended love with Shaun, and to renew a friendship with neighbor Hannah. In winter Mackinac closes down and everyone looks forward to the ice bridge that freezes across the Straits of Mackinac. Until Hannah disappears into the icy waters crossing it. Everyone says it’s an accident. But Charlotte and her admirer cop friend, Mac, don’t think so. Something isn’t right. Hannah was too smart to go off the path. So it’s murder…but why…how…by whom? In the end, it’s Mac–and perhaps Hannah’s ghost–who saves Charlotte and Bess’s lives when the killer decides they’re too close to the truth and tries to kill them, too.


Price: $17.99


A Grand Murder
by Dave Vizard

When a body lands on the porch of the legendary Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, news reporter Nick Steele is pulled into a mysterious death.

Price: $15.95

The Pink Pony
by Charles Cutter

In Charles Cutter’s debut novel, The Pink Pony, sailors finishing a well-known race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island celebrate at the local bar, The Pink Pony.

Price: $17.99

Mackinac Island Bluff
by R. Connelly

For 17-year-old Lauren Hudson, reluctantly helping her senile grandmother during a crisis turns from bad to worse when she is marooned with her annoying younger brother on remote Mackinac Island, Michigan. But Lauren's misery is interrupted by the discovery of clues to a generations-old family mystery, and her brother, normally bent on pushing her from irritated to insane, proves to be the perfect partner in a modern-day treasure hunt.


Mackinac Incident: A Thriller
by Len McDougall

A survival expert's skills are put to the test when he is confronted by a team of al-Qaeda-trained terrorists hell-bent on destruction. Fifteen miles off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, a Soviet-era diesel submarine off-loads four men before being intercepted by a U.S. Navy vessel patrolling the area.


AnneAnne: A Novel
by Constance Fenimore Woolson

Constance Woolson's first novel. The first part of the novel is set on Mackinac Island, where Anne Douglas grows up and then tries to maintain her father's home after her mother dies.

ISBN 1406869104

Price: $26.90

Island of DovesThe Island of Doves
by Kelly O'Connor McNees

Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of two women in early nineteenth century America—one typical of her time, one extraordinary for it—who transform each other's lives.



Loon Feather
by Iola Fuller

Loon Feather is the story of an Indian girl, Oneta, destined to grow up with the incompatible traditions of her own people and of the white traders on Mackinac Island - a story of universal appeal and one of the most popular books ever written about the conflict of alien peoples.

Price $25.95

Angel at Arch RockAngel at Arch Rock
by Steven Dewald

Sue hopes the ferry boat ride to Mackinac Island will be the start of her healing process following a painful divorce. The island has always been a special place for her. Now she will begin a three week vacation at Aunt Sadie's cottage, an uncomfortably quiet place after Sadie's recent passing. Sue wonders why so many relationships in her life are ending and yet no new ones are beginning? After several days on the island, Sue begins a long bike ride to calm her mind. Meanwhile, Shane begins one last bike ride around the island before his long drive home. The recently widowed and retired lawman is in no hurry to return to an empty home. Neither Sue or Shane are aware that a very dangerous man lurks among the heavily forested paths on the island. Will Shane reach Sue before it is too late? Can Sue and Shane find a second chance at love in the process?

Price: $13.99



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