The House on Hatemonger Hill
By Eileen Haavik McIntire
A colorful caper
of historical suspense
Washington, D.C., 1964. Plain, timid Sue Millard turns femme fatale as she’s pulled into a dangerous plot to rob American neo-Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell. “It’s all for a good cause,” she thinks as she struggles with her conscience and her fear. Robbery is a crime, but Rockwell is an angry man with evil plans. Sue and her gang of thieves succeed and donate the stolen stash to civil rights organizations to help pass the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. The plot is perfectly planned—nothing can go wrong, but then Rockwell finds out who robbed him. Sue is caught in the middle of an escalating campaign of terror as she fights for her life and what is right.
I had fun writing this book. It captures a battle for civil rights won by the good guys. By a fluke, it also began the liberation of women from the chains of male oppression. On a personal note, thanks to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, my first job out of college was on the professional ladder rather than the clerical one.
Like Mel Brooks’ The Producers, this book offered a chance to ridicule some really bad people and the American Nazi Party, founded and headed by George Lincoln Rockwell. As current events show us, this group of misfits is still around.
Contributing to the fun of writing the book was the memories of the boarding house I ran in Washington, D.C.. that was similar to the one in the book. I recount some of the incidents and borrow bits and pieces of the personalities who lived there, but the characters are entirely fictional.
The book will be available as a paperback on Amazon and other online bookstores and as a free e-book on Amazon.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Steven King
I love reading and writing mysteries. Here are two of my latest.
From Kirkus reviews -
“McIntire’s latest novel is a fast-paced and multilayered thriller with well-developed characters and colorful settings...Most of the action is set in Virginia, and McIntire does a fine job of capturing the rhythm of its small-town life, from the friendliness of local business to the calm of quiet nights on the water. An engaging tale for aficionados of psychological suspense.”
The 90s Club & the
"The fourth title in author Eileen Haavik McIntire's "The 90s Club" series, The 90s Club & the Mystery at Lilac Inn is another deftly written and thoroughly entertaining read that will be especially appreciated by all dedicated mystery/suspense fans." – Midwest Book Review
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