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...
Grand Rapids author Joe Hart is back with another gripping Minnesota thriller!
BCA Special Agent Sullivan Shale has seen his share of violence and death. He’s become weathered and haunted by the harsh reality of his career yet continues on despite a crippling personal loss. But when one of the largest penitentiaries in Minnesota calls requesting an investigation into an inmate’s brutal death, even his expertise is pushed to the limit.
Singleton Penitentiary, located in the middle of an inhospitable swamp, has become an island amidst a torrential flood. The prisoners are silent, the staff is belligerent, and the murder committed in one of the solitary confinement cells is unimaginable.
Cut off from the outside world and faced...
Joe Rickman, head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan, has been kidnapped and his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. But Mitch Rapp’s experience and nose for the truth make him wonder if something even more sinister isn’t afoot. Irene Kennedy, director of the CIA, has dispatched him to Afghanistan to find Rickman at all costs.
Rapp, however, isn’t the only one looking for Rickman. The FBI is too, and it quickly becomes apparent that they’re less concerned with finding Rickman than placing the blame on Rapp.
With CIA operations in crisis, Rapp must be as ruthless and deceitful as his enemies if he has any hope of finding Rickman and completing his mission. But with elements within his own government working against...
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...
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
An insular Amish town . . . A secret that won’t stay buried . . .
Minneapolis’s star investigative reporter Riley Spartz is constantly in search of her next TV sweeps piece. When she hears that a young boy is trapped at the bottom of a sinkhole, she smells ratings. Little does she know just how big the story will be—not only does it involve a tragic murder, but the local Amish community as well. Once Riley is on the case, though, she sees that solving it will be anything but easy.
When Riley finds a clue the cops have missed, she uncovers a dark web of fraud and deception in the community—driven by motives as old as the Bible: sex and money. Riley will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice, and she is determined to do so...
On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. Later that day, two young men are found in their home a few blocks away, killed execution-style. The next morning, the dead bodies of three more men turn up, savagely murdered in the same neighborhood.
As Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, they learn that there have been similar murders in other cities around the United States. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect that shocks them to the...
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...
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With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O’Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger’s unforgettable “New York Times “bestselling series.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm.
Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been...
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Minnesota author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that
follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men
responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Rapp has become a
liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French
authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a
wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Pocket Books
US SRP: $9.99
Pub Date: August 21, 2012
GR Native Ellen Baker is back with another beautifully written novel!
In January 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena’s mother, Violet, have
joined the growing ranks of women working for the war effort. Though they find
satisfaction in their jobs at a Wisconsin shipyard, it isn’t enough to distract
them from the anxieties of wartime, or their fears for the men they love: Lena’s
twin brother, Derrick, and Grace’s high school sweetheart, Alex. When shattering
news arrives from the front, the lives of the three women are pitched into
turmoil. As one is pushed to the brink of madness, the others are forced into
choices they couldn’t have imagined–and their lives will never be the same.
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...