Welcome Friends,

I invite you to travel with me to Winnebago County, Minnesota and follow the challenging cases Sergeant Corinne “Corky” Aleckson and Detective Elton “Smoke” Dawes get assigned. Ordinary people in the county find themselves in circumstances far outside the ordinary in the medium-boiled Winnebago County Mystery series.

Or for a cozier mystery adventure, go to Brooks Landing, Minnesota and the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries where you’ll get to know Curio Finds manager, Camryn Brooks, and other intriguing and quirky characters you’ll appreciate and enjoy.


The months in 2020 have flown by despite the unsettled times. I confess that in my role as a County Commissioner, I’m about Zoomed, Skyped, and Webexed out with meetings. They enable us to conduct business and save on travel time, but I’m looking forward to normal, in-person meetings someday.

Many authors have used the extra time gained from cancelled appearances and events, devoting the hours to writing. That’s what I would have done had we not bought a house and dived head first into a major remodel.  We removed walls, cabinets, floor and wall coverings, moved a bathroom, added a bedroom, storage, and a kitchette in the lower level. We love the results and the lake in our backyard is grand. We’re not quite wrapped up with the project–all in good time.

I spent nearly all available time for over seven months painting, staining, picking up supplies, etc., so I am WAY behind on the ninth Winnebago County Mystery. I also get a number of inquiries about a fourth Snow Globe Shop Mystery and plan to write one as soon as I can fit it in. I love and miss those characters.

I also miss meeting with readers face to face and LOVED being at the Buffalo, Minnesota Annual Arts and Crafts Festival in August. I visited with old friends and met many new ones. It was an outdoor event, so it was easy to follow the safety guidelines and I look forward to more events down the road. I invite you to check out my books and would greatly appreciate a review, if you see fit. Thank you much!

Latest Book Launched November, 2019

I had a number of book signings and we sold a lot. If you’ve read and enjoyed the book–of any of my books–I’d greatly appreciate a few review words on one or more platforms, i.e, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Nobel. Thank you!

A brief description:

Bodies marked with religious symbols are recovered from Coyote Bodies sending Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Smoke Dawes on a quest. Who buried them in the bog? They pore through missing persons’ files, consult an FBI profiler, and are soon in pursuit of an angel of death. Their investigation leads them into uncharted and dangerous territory, but they’ll stop at nothing until they end the death angel’s reign.

What reviewers are saying:

“Fascinates with a touch of Stephen King offset by doses of Midwest pragmatism.” ~Priscilla Paton, author, Twin Cities Mysteries including 2018 Foreword Indies Finalist Where Privacy Dies.

“Gives us assurance that in the dark recesses of a horrible crime, there are good people fighting for justice.” ~Colin Nelson, author, Flashover, The Amygdala Hijack, The Inca Code, and Ivory Lust.

“Race to catch a demented killer preying on society’s most weak and vulnerable. Both heart pounding and heartbreaking – another winner from Christine Husom.” ~Timya Owen, author and editor, Dark Side of the Loon, Twin Cities Sisters in Crime President.

“Cements Corky Aleckson’s position as a first-rate investigator and opens the window wider into her personal life.” ~Amy Pendino, multiple-award winning author, The Witness Tree.

“I was holding my breath the last third of the book. Each volume is more intriguing.” ~Rhonda Gilliland, author and editor, Cooked to Death Series.

“Corky leads her team as they investigate bodies hauled from Coyote Bog. Another great book in the series.” ~Barbara Schlichting, author, White House Dollhouse mystery series.