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  Cover Art: Fifteen Tales of Murder Mayhem and Malice from the Land of Minnesota Nice Fifteen Tales of Murder Mayhem and Malice from the Land of Minnesota Nice
The skinny on Minnesota is that it's the Land of Nice. Nice cities, nice towns, nice folks. A good place to be born, to grow up, to marry and raise a family. It's also, if you believe the fifteen tales told in this collection, a good place to die. Once again, The Minnesota Crime Wave brings you stories of mayhem and murder by some of Minnesota's finest mystery writers.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Resort to Murder : [thirteen More Tales of Mystery By Minnesota's Premier Writers] Resort to Murder : [thirteen More Tales of Mystery By Minnesota's Premier Writers]
Anthology of mystery stories set in a Minnesota resort and written by Minnesota authors, including Lorna Landvik, David Housewright, and William Kent Krueger.
2007
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: The Silence of the Loons The Silence of the Loons
In these thirteen short stories, some of Minnesota's premier crime writers, including Ellen Hart, Judith Guest, William Kent Krueger, and Carl Brookins, serve up a chilling array of whodunits. Introduction by R. D. Zimmerman.
2005
Adult Mystery Book SILENCE
  Cover Art: Twin Cities Noir Twin Cities Noir
Someday, all of this will probably be yours / John Jodzio -- 16mm blues / Peter Schilling Jr. -- Skyway sleepless / Tom Kaczynski -- Mai-Nu's window / David Housewright -- Smoke got in my eyes / Bruce Rubenstein -- Noir neige / K.J. Erickson -- Burns / William Kent Krueger -- Blind sided / Ellen Hart -- Better luck next time / Brad Zellar -- Taking the bullets out / Mary Sharratt -- The guy / Pete Hautman -- The brewer's son / Larry Millett -- Loophole / Quinton Skinner -- Hi, I'm God / Steve Thayer -- Eminent domain / Judith Guest -- Blasted / Mary Logue -- If you harm us / Gary Bush -- Chili dog / Chris Everheart.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shelter Half : a Novel Bly, Carol.
Shelter Half : a Novel
Strawberry farmer Dieter Stolz, a 78-year-old widower discovers a young woman's body. The murder inquiry gives way to the emotional turmoil rumbling just beneath the surface of the lives of the well-meaning police chief, a mostly unemployed wife beater, and a car dealer with just-diagnosed cancer. Imogene, a social worker and the daughter of the town's wealthiest couple; her father, whose sole job is to whiten the questionable tactics of large corporations; and Vern, Imogene's love interest, who quits his job at one such company, enraged at their unethical animal research. Shelter Half is as much a character study as a mystery....
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Whose Hand? : a Skeeter Hughes Mystery Borger, Judith Yates
Whose Hand? : a Skeeter Hughes Mystery
When a fisherman pulls a severed hand from Lake Harriet, reporter Marguerite "Skeeter" Hughes finds herself in a swirl of mystery and adventure in her search for the deceased owner.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bingo Barge Murder : a Shay O'Hanlon Caper Chandler, Jessie
Bingo Barge Murder : a Shay O'Hanlon Caper
As co-owner of The Rabbit Hole, a quirky-cool Minneapolis coffee shop, Shay O'Hanlon finds life highly caffeinated but far from dangerous. That is, until her lifelong friend Coop becomes a murder suspect.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Undead and Unemployed Davidson, MaryJanice
Undead and Unemployed
Betsy Taylor may be the new Queen of the Vampires, but she still has bills to pay. She gets a job selling designer shoes at Macy's, which takes care of her lust for shoes and her bills. But when vampires are being staked all over St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil--the sexy King of the vampires, Sinclair.
2004
Adult Fiction Book DAVIDSO
  Cover Art: The Boreal Owl Murder Dunlap, Jan, 1955-
The Boreal Owl Murder
An avid birder with a well-earned reputation for spotting birds, Bob has a natural talent for counseling high school drama queens and an unfortunate knack of discovering dead bodies. Bob has set his sights on finding the elusive Boreal Owl in the Superior National Forest, but when he stumbles across a corpse instead, his hunt for the owl becomes entangled with a shady tree supplier, an environmental activist who looks like his mother, academic rivalries, and dangerous deer hooves.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Undiscovered Country Enger, L. L.
Undiscovered Country
While hunting in the cold Minnesota woods, 17-year-old Jesse Matson's life is forever changed when he discovers his father, dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But would easygoing Harold Matson really kill himself? If so, why? And just where was Jesse's uncle Clay--always jealous of Harold, and a bit too friendly with Jesse's mother--that cold afternoon?
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sins and Needles Ferris, Monica
Sins and Needles
Betsy Devonshire owns a needlework store in small town MN. When one of her loyal customers is accused of murdering her aunt, Betsy is determined to help clear her name. And an embroidered flag leads her to wonder if there is really buried treasure in Lake Minnetonka....
2006
Adult Mystery Book FERRIS
  Cover Art: McCafferty's Nine : a Jake Hines Mystery Gunn, Elizabeth, 1927-
McCafferty's Nine : a Jake Hines Mystery
In a mid-size city in Southeastern Minnesota, Chief of Detectives Jake Hines has all his investigators working at top speed. Somebody's stealing cash and charging merchandise to dozens of local credit card holders, in the same month when a purse-snatcher is assaulting women. Jake recruits two teams to run stings in the mugger's favourite hunting-grounds. One of the teams attracts a hit and catches the mugger, but at the same time Jake is confronted with an identical-seeming crime in another part of town.
2007
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mortal Groove Hart, Ellen
The Mortal Groove
Minneapolis restaurateur and amateur sleuth Jane Lawless is surprised-when the biggest financial backers in Minnesota politics ask her father: How'd he like to be the state's next governor?" Ray Lawless, a retired defense attorney, agrees to run, but when reporters and opponents start digging dirt, he and his family are fair game. But worse than that, the men running his campaign are tied to the mysterious death of a young woman, buried since the summer they all came home from Vietnam. Unfortunately for Jane and her father, those secrets won't stay that way much longer.
2007
Adult Fiction Book HART
  Cover Art: Ring Game Hautman, Pete, 1952-
Ring Game
Ex-cop Joe Crow has gotten on the bad side of his father's best friend, Axel Speeter. He introduced Axel's almost-daughter, Carmen Roman, to a character by the name of Hyatt Hilton, a onetime coke dealer and con man who claims to be walking the straight and narrow. Wedding bells are about to ring and Axel insists that Joe dust off his investigative skills to make sure the groom isn't selling any lines.
1997
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Prior Bad Acts Hoag, Tami
Prior Bad Acts
Shortly after Minneapolis judge Carey Moore decides that the many "prior bad acts" of accused serial killer Karl Dahl can't be used in his trial, Dahl escapes from jail and someone attacks Moore. Homicide cops Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are assigned to protect the judge, while more murders make the hunt for Dahl even more urgent.
2006
Adult Fiction Book HOAG
  Cover Art: Pretty Girl Gone Housewright, David
Pretty Girl Gone
Rushmore MacKenzie's former girlfriend Lindsay is now married to the governor of Minnesota, and she needs his help. Her husband is considering a run for higher office, but someone has sent her emails claiming the governor murdered his high-school sweetheart. Lindsay insists that it isn't true, and asks Mac to find out who's behind this. But those involved will do anything to make sure no one finds their long held secret.
2006
Adult Mystery Book HOUSEWR
  Cover Art: Soft Target Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Soft Target
Retired Marine sergeant Ray Cruz confronts a band of terrorists who have taken over the Mall of America, where they begin to systematically execute more than one thousand hostages.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny Keillor, Garrison.
Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny
On a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone else wants to know, too, and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sleight of Paw : a Magical Cats Mystery Kelly, Sofie, 1958-
Sleight of Paw : a Magical Cats Mystery
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson must rely on the magical abilities of her felines, Owen and Hercules, to solve the senseless murder of Agatha Shepherd, a seemingly kind-hearted elderly woman.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Killer Librarian Kirwin, Mary Lou
Killer Librarian
Champion of the mystery section in a Minnesota library, Karen Nash is embarking on a dream trip to London. When she spies her boyfriend Dave, at the airport with a young honey, she decides the best revenge is to get on that plane anyway. After touching ground in the hallowed homeland of Christie, Sayers, and Peters, she checks into a cozy B and B. That night, a B and B guest drops out of circulation, permanently. When Karen realizes Dave and his cutie are an assassin's target, she uses her a killer librarian skills to sleutth her way through her own real-life mystery ...where library science meets the art of murder.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
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