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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Once Upon a Crime is located at 604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, 612-870-3785.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Resort to Murder authors keep bringing out great new works. Here are some from Fall, 2012.
Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Malice from the Land of Minnesota Nice
Minnesota Crime Wave
William Kent Krueger, Jess Lourey, Rich Thompson, Lois Greiman, Mary Logue, Pat Dennis, David Housewright, Elizabeth Gunn, Judith Borger, Joel Arnold, Lori L. Lake, Michael Allen Mallory, Marilyn Victor, Carl Brookins, and Ellen Hart, with an introduction by Pete Hautman
"These short pieces are prefect for a quiet evening cozied up in front of the fireplace or to share around a flickering campfire. Some of them will scare you. Some may make you cringe. A few might bring a smile to your lips. All of them, we guarantee, will put to rest forever the myth of Minnesota Nice."
William Kent Krueger
“In addition to having a plot as cunningly treacherous as Trickster’s Point itself, Krueger’s latest mystery has that elegiac tone that’s perfectly suited to O’Connor’s character and to the harsh landscape where he lives and works.” --Booklist
by Barbara DaCosta, Illustrated by Ed Young
DaCosta is now writing thrillers for the younger set! Her children's picture book debut, with Caldecott Medalist Ed Young illustrating, is the gripping story of a late-night ninja mission, one that ends with a humorous twist. Publisher's Weekly gave it a star and wrote " DaCosta crafts her spare text carefully and with humor .... The depth of feeling DaCosta and Young give to the boy’s fantasy makes this a standout." (Ages 3-6)
Crazy 8 Press. The collected stories all take place in a shared world where the gods of mythology have returned and demanded obeisance from a stunned modern population. Scott's story features a member of the Knights Templar who lost his faith in the Crusades but finds himself miraculously returned to life to serve the Pope in this changed world.
Jess Lourey has two books coming out this season. December Dread (mystery), about which Publishers Weekly writes: "Lourey, who keeps her secrets well, delivers a breathtaking finale." The Toadhouse Trilogy is a Young Adult work.
"Lourey's wonderful way with words will whisk readers away to an amazing new world!" --Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author Chris Grabenstein
REST FOR THE WICKED
"In Hart’s absorbing 20th mystery featuring Minneapolis restaurant owner Jane Lawless, Jane looks into the stabbing death of DeAndre Moore, the nephew of Alf Nolan, whose PI agency employs Jane as a fledgling partner...The answers to the killing may lie within the confines of the strip club and in the hands of its smarmy owner, Vince Bessetti, whose questionable relationships are explored in blistering detail. A host of complex characters—all living full, rich, and dangerous lives—bolsters the brisk, suspenseful story." ---Publishers Weekly
Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery series
Virginia Lowell (Deborah Woodworth)
(Berkley Prime Crime)
A bestseller! As the town of Chatterley Heights prepares to celebrate its 250th birthday, Olivia and Maddie are working feverishly to complete a magnificent gingerbread house replica of the Chatterley Mansion. The mansion itself, newly renovated by the town, will be the main attraction during the festivities. But on the eve of the celebration, the last surviving Chatterley family member, long assumed dead, arrives in town and demands his mansion be returned to him. In short order, Paine Chatterley is found dead under questionable circumstances, and there are more than enough angry suspects to keep the police, Olivia, and Maddie busily searching for the murderer.
"McKenzie, who navigates a treacherous path just to stay (barely) alive, not only delivers a Nick Charles-like ending but metes out poetic justice to a fair number of participants." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Like the other entries in this entertaining series, the book is a contemporary mystery with overtones from the era of classic hard-boiled detectives: the Jade Lily itself, with its perhaps not so mythical curse; the first-person narration; the wonderfully named femme fatale, Heavenly Petryk. Rushmore is a likable series hero, a guy who'd rather be doing not much of anything but who won't back down from a fight. The book works as a stand-alone, too, so readers unfamiliar with the series can jump right n." -- Booklist
David Housewright"Thirteen-year-old James Richard McNulty has problems. His mother has just divorced his father. His grades are plummeting. Bullies are menacing him on the school bus. The coach is threatening to kick him off the basketball team. And his smart and lovely "girlfriend" thinks he's gone insane. Then he finds a suitcase filled with cash - and thinks all his problems are over."
Borger has been busy writing short stories and another Skeeter Hughes novel. This year editors from Once Upon A Crime included her short story in WRITES of SPRING, an anthology of stories and prose set in the Minnesota spring. Her short story, "Spring Rowing" shows what can happen when jealousy mixes with high water on the Mississippi River. (Nodin Press) Another of her short stories DEAD IN THE WATER, a 99-cent offering available through the Kindle app on any ereader, tells the fate of a developer who has the audacity to buy a Minnesota resort.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The book festival includes many panels, talks, activities for children, and a huge used book sale.See the festival schedule here: http://www.raintaxi.com/bookfest.
On another note, William Kent Krueger will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Library Association annual convention October 14th, in Duluth.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Once Upon a Crime is located at 604 West 26th Street in Minneapolis, 612-870-3785.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Available through North Star Press or your local bookstore, or online.
William Kent Krueger and David Housewright have once again been nominated for the Minnesota Book Award. Both have previously won the award!
Kent has been nominated for Vermillion Drift:
"When the Department of Energy puts an underground iron mine on its short list of potential sites for storage of nuclear waste, a barrage of protest erupts in Tamarack County, Minnesota, and Cork is hired as a security consultant. Deep in the mine during his first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room that contains the remains of six murder victims. Five appear to be nearly half a century old—connected to what the media once dubbed "The Vanishings," a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has been dead less than a week. What’s worse, two of the bodies—including the most recent victim—were killed using Cork’s own gun."
The Taking of Libbie, S.D.
Rushmore McKenzie is a retired cop, an unexpected millionaire and, occasionally, an unlicensed private investigator. So, it isn't the biggest surprise in the world when he's attacked and kidnapped from his home - McKenzie has more than a few enemies out there with a grudge against him. But it is a surprise when it turns out his kidnapping is a case of mistaken identity.
Michael Allan Mallory and Marilyn Victor's Killer Instinct is out: Four gray wolves are illegally shot in the North Woods of Minnesota and zoologist Lavender "Snake" Jones joins a team of wildlife investigators to discovery why. Threats from a local eco-terrorist group escalate an already tense situation with local anti-wolf ranchers. When a suspect is murdered, Snake finds herself entangled in a desperate struggle to trap the killer whose gun sights are now set on her!
Jess Lourey's Octoberfest should be out this March.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
By Joel Arnold
This collection of stories, by Resort to Murder author Joel Arnold, includes: "a father whose intense longing for his dead son leads to disturbing consequences.A group of college students tubing down a river through a burned forest who encounter terrifying creatures.
A man seeking redemption for a sinful past through the skill of a tattoo artist," and, the award winning stories Mississippi Pearl and Some Things Don't Wash Off. Bait & is available exclusively on Kindle ebooks.
Joel Arnold lives in Savage, Minnesota, and his writing has appeared in over five dozen publications, ranging from Weird Tales to American Road Magazine, and Cat Fancy, and honorable mention in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror series.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
For those in the Upper Midwest, there are two big book events coming up, including Resort authors:
The annual Twin Cities Book Festival is coming up, Saturday, October 10th at Mpls Community and Technical College. This is FREE and open to public, usually has thousands of attendees. Event includes readings, talks, used book sales, vendors (most of the area publishers and many authors), book arts, children's activities, and more.
The Loft Literary Center is having its first Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Festival, Sat-Sun, Nov. 14-15, at Open Book. Vince Flynn is the keynote speaker. Others presenters include: Carl Brookings, Masha Hamilton, Mary Logue, William Kent Krueger, Jan Dunlap, Philip Donlay, Jess Lourey, Ellen Hart, Susan Runholt, Erin Hart, Rich Thompson, and more. $180 members/$195 non-members.
Twin Cities Sisters in Crime will have a booth at both of these events. See you there!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Resort to Murder authors have been keeping busy since the book's release in 2007. New offerings include: Joel Arnold's story "The Siege"; Judith Yates Borger novel debut: Where's Billie? features Skeeter Hughes; Carl Brookins' latest about PI Sean Sean adventures in The Case of the Deceiving Don (2008). Barbara DaCosta's story "Hands" was published online at Penny Dreadful; Monumental Minnesota: A Guide to Outdoor Sculpture is Moira Harris latest work; and Ellen Hart's The Mortal Groove, won the Golden Crown Literary Award. David Housewright's latest Rushmore McKenzie novel is Jelly's Gold,
Jess Lourey's by-the-month series continues with September Fair (Jess also serves on the national board of the Mystery Writers of America), William Kent Krueger features Cork O'Conner in Heaven's Keep, and Michael Allen Mallory (with Marilyn Victor) has a forthcoming novel Killer Instinct. Scott Pearson's "Finders Keepers" was in Full-Throttle Space Tales #3. Pat Dennis, Kent Krueger, and David Housewright have all contributed to Once Upon A Crime a tribute anthology in honor of the bookstore of the same name in Minneapolis. Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart, William Kent Krueger, and Jess Lourey will be presenters at the Loft Literary Center's first Mystery Writing Festival in November 2009, and numerous RTM authors will be attending and presenting at Bouchercon 2009.
See author website links to right for more author events.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Resort to Murder was recently reviewed by Sarah Terzo at Helium:
"I am a sucker for anthologies, especially mystery anthologies, and I was intrigued by the premise of Resort to Murder. The theme of the anthology is that every story takes place on a resort in Minnesota. The book features writers from Minnesota who are spinning yarns about their own state. Although I've never been that far West, I was intrigued. I felt it was an interesting theme for an anthology. I also thought that it would be nice to explore the work of some new' authors, writers who I had not read before...." more
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Once Upon a Crime, one of the Midwest's leading independent mystery bookstores, is sponsoring its seventh annual Write of Spring event, featuring over 60 mystery writers—including almost all of the Resort to Murder authors! Besides RTM authors, you'll have a chance to meet Robert Alexander, Lois Greiman, Laura Childs, Monica Ferris, Steve Thayer, Pete Hautman, Sujata Massey, Julie Kramer, and many others.
Don't miss this fabulous event!
Directions: Once Upon a Crime is located at 604 West 26th Street (by Lyndale) in the Uptown/Whittier area of south Minneapolis. Bus: Any #4 bus on Lyndale (runs every 15 minutes). Car: Lyndale is a main thoroughfare, 26th Street is westbound one-way. Park on street. From freeway, take I-94 Hennepin-Lyndale exit, take Lyndale south to 26th Street and park.