About “Ordinary Grace”:
“”That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.””
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and “Hot Stuff “comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.
Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns...
During a storm unlike anything Michael Brennan has seen before, his family is taken. His wife, daughter, and son are stripped from him in a flash of lightning revealing something in the darkness with glowing eyes and a mouth of fire.
On the brink of madness and past the point of breaking, he enters into a world of evil, wholly unlike our own. There he finds a hellish version of Earth, populated with unspeakable horrors and beset by a malevolence older than time itself.
Joining forces with an unlikely trio, he must face his fears, both within and without, to find those that matter most to him and prevent the spreading of a shadow intent on the destruction of both realms.
Author: Joe Hart
Publisher: Black Spine Books
US SRP: $9.99
Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.
Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.
Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then–very troublingly–to the Minneapolis police department, then–most troublingly of all–to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very...
Grace Alban has spent more than twenty years avoiding her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior, for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother’s unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter back, she finds more is haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House than her own personal demons.
Long-buried family secrets, a packet of old love letters, and a lost manuscript plunge Grace into a decades-old mystery about a scandalous party at Alban House, when a world-famous author took his own life and Grace’s aunt disappeared without a trace. The night has been shrouded in secrecy by the powerful Alban family for all of these years. Her mother intended to tell the truth about...
Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what’s-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers’ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn’t realize what’s about to happen next.
Author: John Sandford
US SRP: $27.95
Pub Date: October 2, 2012
The next novel in William Kent Krueger’s “New York Times “bestselling series finds Cork O’Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. With him is Jubal Little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he’s been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he remembers his long, complex relationship with...
Bestselling Minnesota author Brian Freeman is back with another gripping and suspenseful hit!
A taut thriller about two rural Minnesota towns locked in a
deadly feud–and a teenage girl caught in the crossfire. Linked by the Spirit
River, the two towns couldn’t be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful
and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while
downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company’s carcinogenic waste
struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open
warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation’s president, is
found shot dead–and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime.
Reluctantly, Olivia’s mother...
A debut novel by Grand Rapids author Joe Hart!
A LIFE FILLED WITH ANGUISH.
Pain, horror, fear- These are the things that bestselling novelist Lance Metzger’s life have been comprised of. His childhood remains a riddled wasteland of abuse by a sadistic father and the abandonment of an apathetic mother. In turn, his only refuge became his writing.
A SANCTUARY, BROKEN.
When Lance loses his ability to write and becomes haunted by a nightmare that he’d thought was buried, he is drawn inexplicably to a house on the shores of Lake Superior where he finds his muse once again, but something is waiting for him when he arrives.
AN EVIL WITHOUT BOUNDARIES.
Now he must unlock the devastating secrets that the house holds and uncover the mystery...
A wonderful prequel to MN author Nate Jorgenson’s Waiting for White Horses! With a remarkable combination of pathos and humor, Nathan Jorgenson spins another unique and powerful yarn about the human condition. A Crooked Number chronicles the relationship of freshman dental student Grant Thorson and Professor Kate Bellows. Jorgenson weaves the themes young love, graduate school,
and amateur baseball into a rich and tender coming-of-age story.
Author: Nate Jorgenson
Publisher: Flat Rock Publishing
US SRP: $16.95
Publication Date: June 2011
The Gingrich family did not become the Gingrich family until aboard ship and only a couple days away from anchoring off New York’s Ellis Island. Frederic Gingrich chose the young Marie, widowed on the long journey to a new life in America, out of necessity and she agreed out of desperation. Gingrich needed a woman to mind his two boys and Marie was with child and without a man, not an ideal way for a newcomer to any society to begin, especially a woman, and especially in early nineteen hundreds America. The Winds of Change chronicles this family’s early days in their new homeland in epic fashion, beginning with the birth of Marie’s baby in the Harbor before disembarkation and following them on to a new home almost a...
In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. Was she abducted–or does her father have a terrible secret to hide? That same evening, a young policewoman gets lost in the fog and stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime…only to be drawn into a deadly game with a sadistic killer. Now it’s up to Lieutenant Jonathan Stride and his team to do double duty to save a child and stop a vicious killing spree.
But with each twist in the investigation, Stride is drawn deeper into an elaborate web of deceit and desire. As fear grips the frozen winter farmlands, Stride knows that every snow-covered field may be the next burying place–and that his biggest obstacles...