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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.
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.
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.
Adult Mystery Book SILENCE
  Cover Art: Twin Cities Noir Twin Cities Noir
Mystery stories by Minnesota authors David Housewright, Steve Thayer, Judith Guest, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, K.J. Erickson, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, Brad Zeller, Mary Sharratt, Pete Hautman, Larry Millett, Quinton Skinner, Gary Bush, and Chris Everheart.
Adult Mystery Book TWIN
  Cover Art: Death Before Dinner: An Otter Tail County Mystery Anderson, Gerald D.
Death Before Dinner: An Otter Tail County Mystery
Every August, Dr. George Gherkin (the Fergus Falls MN State University president) hosts a faculty party, serving his own signature dish. When Professor Gherkin is found dead in his kitchen, all the guests are suspects - Gherkin wasn't very popular. Can a brand new sheriff with little experience solve the case? Ya, sure, you betcha!
Adult Fiction Book ANDERSO
  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....
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.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Inner Passages Brookins, Carl.
Inner Passages
When Seattle executive Michael Tanner makes a recreational sail into Desolation Sound,(on the waters of the Inside Passage, between Vancouver Island and the mainland)he encounters a tragedy that ends with the murder of his wife and her friend, and the loss of the sailboat. Tanner's efforts to resurrect his life and discover those responsible lead him on an odyssey of exciting discovery.
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.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The 37th Hour Compton, Jodi
The 37th Hour
Minnesota cop Sharon returns home to find her husband, also a cop, has disappeared. As she investigates, she realizes she may never have really known him. Unfortunately her worst fear - that he is dead - may actually be less painful that what happens next.
Adult Fiction Book COMPTON
  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.
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.
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?
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Alone at Night Erickson, K. J.
Alone at Night
Detective Marshall "Mars" Bahr and his partner, Nettie Frisch, are in the Cold Case Unit, working on unsolved cases for the Mpls. Police Department. In one of their first cases, an investigation ties into the 1989 disappearance of a convenience store clerk in Redstone, MN. The case begins to hit home as there is someone still at large who will do anything to cover up their tracks.
Adult Mystery Book ERICKSON
  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....
Adult Mystery Book FERRIS
  Cover Art: Cherry Cheesecake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes Fluke, Joanne
Cherry Cheesecake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes
Hannah Swenson keeps Lake Eden, MN happily fed with cookies and sweets at her bakeshop. When a nasty director shoots himself on a movie set in the bucolic town, Hannah wonders if it was really an accident. It's doubtful - someone switched a prop gun for a real one.
Adult Mystery Book FLUKE
  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.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Liars Dice Gust, Bob
Liars Dice
Dixon Donnelly, a Minneapolis corporate attorney with a struggling practice and a marginal love life, takes on a case that he believes is a simple insurance coverage dispute. He soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre shooting incident in northern Minnesota, and thrust into the unfamiliar areas of criminal law and rural America.
Adult Fiction Book GUST
  Cover Art: The Funeral Home Murders Hahn, Rob
The Funeral Home Murders
Would a Catholic priest be capable of brutally killing two individuals? Local police in Hudson, Wisconsin think so, after circumstantial evidence points to the priest as the prime suspect in a double shooting at the funeral home. Enter Sean Kelly, a brazen local television news reporter in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who through intuition, investagative reporting, and an anonymous source, helps the police investigation uncover the truth and gioudes the public perception of the murders and the prime suspect. What he uncovers tests his professional judgement and his strong Catholic faith.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Cry Vengeance : a Novel Handberg, Ron.
Cry Vengeance : a Novel
Rookie television reporter Jessica Mitchell covers the castration and drowning death of a man who was a rapist that got away with it twice. His death and a demonstration by Take Back the Night, an antiviolence action group, pulls Mitchell into a close scrutiny of sexual crimes in the Twin Cities area. She soon discovers murders that may be the work of a vigilante group, set on revenge toward sex offenders when the legal system fails.
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