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.
What a joy that festivals and fairs are back in swing this summer. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at them. The virtual meeting option opened new doors and gave us the opportunity to attend events when we couldn’t meet in person, and/or lived some distance away. I have been grateful for that, but it is not the same as being together in person. Going forward, I expect many groups will offer a hybrid of both in-person and virtual to expand their reach.
Someone posed this question to authors: will the Covid 19 pandemic play a role in your books. I can say will certainty it will not be in any of my books, as other world events are not. One reason is I don’t want my stories locked into a particular year and instead want to focus on the characters, the cases they are involved in, and their relationships.
The ninth Winnebago County Mystery “Death To The Dealers”, will launch in November. Here is the blurb: When a man finds his deceased wife’s secret phone, her list of contacts sends him on quest to uncover who caused her death. As he navigates his way into the dreary, drug-dealing world, danger holds a constant presence. The one bright spot in his life is his growing attraction for the owner of one of his canine patients, Sergeant Corinne Aleckson. A relationship that will not blossom as he imagined.
The fourth Snow Globe Shop Mystery is in the works, but not as far along as I had hoped by this point. It will happen!
The 8th Winnebago County Mystery
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.