Novel is set in the fictional Antler, Wisconsin, and is not supposed to be based on the real Star Lake. However, it should be noted that Antler is given the zip code of 54561, which is the zip code of the real Star Lake. The name is unrelated to the actual Star Lake. According to the author many of the incidents have historical grounding in the Star Lake area resort country.
Rath's subsequent book set in the same locale is The Waters of Star Lake.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
- Boulder Jct. Public Library
- UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc