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 are assigned. And where regular people find themselves in circumstances that are anything but ordinary in the medium-boiled Winnebago County Mystery series.

Or you might be looking for cozier mystery adventure? Brooks Landing, Minnesota is the setting for the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries where you’ll get to know Curio Finds manager, Camryn Brooks, and other intriguing and quirky characters I think you’ll enjoy.


Latest News

My short story, “The Birthday Box,” was accepted into the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime Anthology, Dark Side of the Loon. Each story in this collection is based on an actual time or event in Minnesota’s history.

The launch party at Once Upon A Crime Bookstore in Minneapolis, MN in May included, of course, cake!

“The Birthday Box” is a story inspired by the fact that for two summers during Word War II German prisoners of war were housed at the fairgrounds of Wright County in Minnesota. I grew up in Wright County and still find it amazing that while major battles were waged in Europe, POWs were held on U.S. soil with relative anonymity.

“The Birthday Box” is a mystery about a POW who spent a summer in Minnesota and met a woman.


Latest Book

Firesetter in Blackwood Township is the seventh book in the Winnebago County Mystery series.

I’m currently working on the next book in this series, so stay tuned!

Book description: Barns are burning in Blackwood Township and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office realizes they have a firesetter to flush out. The investigation ramps up when a body is found in one of the barns. Meanwhile, deputies are getting disturbing deliveries. Why are they being targeted? It leaves Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes to wonder, what is the firesetter’s message and motive? The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office must race to uncover the firesetter’s message and motive.