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Here in Minnesota we are lucky to have so many local mystery authors! Listed here are our local authors' first books. Click on their names to see their entire body of work.

The Karma of King Harald Cover Image
$15.74
ISBN: 9780985019624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Conger Road Press - November 30th, 2012

Cozy


Fatal Flip: A Home Renovator Mystery Cover Image
$15.70
ISBN: 9781946063410
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Published: Cozy Cat Press - October 27th, 2017

Cozy


Blessed are the Dead: A Gabriella Giovanni Mystery (Gabriella Giovanni Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062338914
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Published: Witness Impulse - July 29th, 2014

Hard-Boiled


M-O-T-H-E-R Spells Murder Cover Image
$17.80
ISBN: 9781721675319
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 16th, 2018

Suspense


Bad JuJu in Cleveland Cover Image
By Thekla Madsen (Contribution by), Karl Bort
$12.59
ISBN: 9780692228371
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Published: Madsen Communications, Incorporated - July 3rd, 2014

Procedural


The Case of the Great Train Robbery: A Sean Sean PI Mystery Cover Image
$14.65
ISBN: 9780985390600
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Published: Brookins Books - August 14th, 2015

PI Novel


Weapons of Mass Deception Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781511812801
Availability: Special Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 4th, 2015

Thriller


Dogfight, A Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307476432
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - September 6th, 2011

The Lynchpin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781849823081
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Published: MP Publishing Ltd - April 15th, 2015

Procedural


The Equalizer (Cal Sheehan Mystery #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780878397372
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - June 1st, 2014

Procedural


Fat Cat At Large (A Fat Cat Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425267424
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Published: Berkley - September 2nd, 2014

Cozy


Bingo Barge Murder: Book 1 in the Shay O'Hanlon Caper Series Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781633048010
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Published: Train Wreck Xpress - May 1st, 2014

Caper


Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425179451
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Published: Berkley - May 1st, 2001

Cozy


Nerve Damage Cover Image
$15.74
ISBN: 9780990336006
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Published: Evoke Publishing - June 12th, 2014

Medical Thriller


Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery With Recipes (Hot Dish Heaven Mystery #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780878396450
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - June 1st, 2013

Cozy


Murder at Spirit Falls (No Ordinary Women Mystery #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780878396146
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - September 1st, 2012

Cozy


Murder by Chance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938473043
Availability: Special Order
Published: Forty Press - March 1st, 2013

Caper


Headaches Can Be Murder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780878395965
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - September 1st, 2012

Small Town Mystery


The Boreal Owl Murder (Bob White Birder Murders #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780878392773
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - July 1st, 2008

Cozy


The Life We Bury Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616149987
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Published: Seventh Street Books - October 14th, 2014

Literary Mystery/Suspense


Crewel World (A Needlecraft Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425167809
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 1999

Cozy


Brown Sugar in Minnesota Cover Image
$7.34
ISBN: 9781533313157
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 11th, 2016

Samll Town Mystery


Term Limits Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781439148105
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Published: Pocket Star - December 29th, 2009

Thriller


The Body Reader (Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781503935204
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - June 21st, 2016

Procedural


The Novice's Tale (A Dame Frevisse Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425143216
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Published: Berkley - November 1st, 1993

Cozy/Traditional


Immoral Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312939724
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - June 27th, 2006

Procedural


History of Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127389
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Literary Mystery


The Ambitious Card Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781938383489
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Published: Henery Press - August 20th, 2013

Caper


Gone to Dust: A Detective Nils Shapiro Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765391308
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Published: Forge Books - May 1st, 2018

PI


Unzipped (Chrissy McMullen Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440242628
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - May 31st, 2005

Cozy


Dial M for Meat Loaf (Sophie Greenway #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345421548
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fawcett - October 30th, 2001

Cozy


Haunted Ground: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743272100
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Published: Scribner - March 15th, 2005

Suspense


Convergence at Two Harbors (Two Harbors Mystery #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780878395903
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - June 1st, 2012

Procedural


Murder on Madeline Island: An Emily Swift Travel Mystery Cover Image
$15.70
ISBN: 9781946063052
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Published: Cozy Cat Press - November 18th, 2016

Cozy


Penance (Holland Taylor Mystery) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938473111
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Published: Forty Press - October 1st, 2013

PI


Whistling Pines: a Mystery Cover Image
$11.54
ISBN: 9781475052541
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 11th, 2012

Cozy


Murder in Winnebago County: A Winnebago County Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948068024
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Published: Wright Press - March 1st, 2018

Procedural


Cloud Warriors Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781785359187
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Published: Roundfire Books - February 22nd, 2019

Sci-fi/Fantasy


The Cross of St. Maro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938473005
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Published: Forty Press - March 1st, 2013

Thriller


Stalking Susan (Riley Spartz #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780307388513
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Published: Anchor - June 23rd, 2009

Caper


Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439157282
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - June 9th, 2009

Procedural


Lesbians on the Loose: Crime Writers on the Lam Cover Image
By Lori L. Lake (Editor), Jessie Chandler (Editor)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781633040304
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Published: Launch Point Press - May 1st, 2015

Anthology


Rigged For Murder (The Windjammer Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780980001716
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Published: Conquill Press - July 1st, 2011

Procedural


Bone Harvest: A Claire Watkins Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345462237
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Published: Fawcett - June 28th, 2005

Procedural


May Day Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781948584128
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Published: Toadhouse Books - June 25th, 2018

Cozy


Homefront Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060570217
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Published: HarperTorch - June 1st, 2006

Thriller


A Cookie Before Dying (A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425245019
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Published: Berkley - December 6th, 2011

Cozy


Downfall: A Corporate Thriller Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780980001785
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Published: Conquill Press - May 1st, 2014

Thriller


Death Roll: A Snake Jones Zoo Mystery Cover Image
$13.63
ISBN: 9781461020356
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 13th, 2011

Cozy


Everything You Want Me to Be: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781982113568
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Published: Pocket Books - November 27th, 2018

Procedural/Suspense


Truth Always Kills Cover Image
By Rick Ollerman, Ben Boulden (Introduction by), Ed Gorman (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781933586823
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Published: Stark House Press - December 18th, 2015

Hard-Boiled


Where Privacy Dies Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781603816656
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Published: Coffeetown Press - August 1st, 2018

Procedural


The Witness Tree Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781634891455
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Published: Wise Ink - September 14th, 2018

Small Town Suspense


Buried Lies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780878393077
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - November 15th, 2008

Adventure


Dart: A Dan Neumann Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780976799993
Availability: Special Order
Published: Third Child Press - November 15th, 2010

Procedural


Raven Avenging Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592988303
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Beaver's Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

Thriller


Fatal Score Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781732226203
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Published: Gotuit Publishing LLC - October 22nd, 2018

Thriller


Rules of Prey (A Prey Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425205815
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 2nd, 2005

Procedural


Little Girl Gone (An Afton Tangler Thriller #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425281772
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Published: Berkley - June 20th, 2017

Thriller


The Blood Spangled Banner: A First Ladies Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996182874
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Published: Darkhouse Books - April 30th, 2016

Cozy/Traditional


Luce Women Cover Image
$18.65
ISBN: 9781938473227
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Published: Forty Press - December 1st, 2015

Small Town Suspense


Blinded by the Sight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780878394395
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - September 1st, 2011

Procedural


A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu (Detective Kubu Series #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061252419
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 2009

Procedural


Dropped Dead in Kona Cover Image
$13.64
ISBN: 9781456347963
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 15th, 2010

Cozy


The Weatherman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780878393169
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - October 1st, 2009

Hard-Boiled


Fiddle Game (Herman Jackson) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590586808
Availability: Backordered
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - November 1st, 2009

PI


Monkeewrench (A Monkeewrench Novel #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451211576
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 6th, 2004

Thriller


Next of Kin (Detective Buddy Lock Mysteries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781542045667
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - October 17th, 2017

Thriller


Made In The Image Cover Image
By Benjamin Hovorka (Illustrator), Mickie Turk
$15.70
ISBN: 9780615797205
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Published: House of Myth Books - April 5th, 2013

Thriller


White Tombs: A John Santana Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780980001723
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Published: Conquill Press - March 1st, 2008

Procedural


Murder Book Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781682010686
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - May 9th, 2017

Small Town Suspense


Black Otter Bay Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781682010266
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - June 21st, 2016

Procedural


Tribe (Todd Mills #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385320023
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Published: Delta - October 6th, 1997

Thriller