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Farrell, John.
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From Publishers' Weekly:

The Minnesota Crime Wave's entertaining second volume of short stories from Minnesota writers (after 2005's The Silence of the Loons) introduces some promising talent to a wider audience. Taking a somewhat darker tack than the previous anthology, many of the 13 stories center on actual or suspected infidelity or some other betrayal, concluding with satisfying but somewhat anticipated twists. No stories stand out as either duds or stunners, though Pat Dennis's "Mother's Day," about a neglected son's homicidal plans for the holiday, and David Housewright's "Miss Behavin'," which follows a philandering physician down a spiral of bad luck and poor choices, are particularly taut and suspenseful. Several authors include notes of local color, giving a nice sense of continuity from one piece to the next and appealing to Minnesotans and visitors alike. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Each story in this mystery anthology is written by a different Minnesota author, including Ellen Hart, Carl Brookins, and Jess Lourey. While some of the whodunits are more engaging than others, all will elicit from listeners a greater appreciation of Minnesota's geographical and environmental aspects and perhaps even a desire to visit. Not all the authors show mastery of the steady and soundless page turn, but each generally reads well, pausing at the appropriate moments and avoiding caricature. Listeners will enjoy their words and voices both; recommended.-Lance Eaton, Somerville, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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