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.

Autumn already! I hope you had some enjoyable times over the summer. In addition to my vocation and avocation, I appreciated time with family, tended flower gardens, worked on projects, attended concerts in our city park, and met a lot of great people at a number of events.

I had planned to attend Bouchercon, the world’s largest mystery conference last weekend, but it was cancelled over Covid concerns. And another disappointment: I had to miss the Northwoods Book and Art Festival due to a cold.

A positive note, our three daughters and six grandchildren joined Dan and me on a trip to Glacier National Park the first week of August. We took the Amtrak, and it was an adventure from the time we left home! We rented a house in East Glacier that accommodated all eleven of us. And rented three vehicles because there were eleven of us. We had been to Montana many times, but it was our first time in the park, and we loved it. It is filled with geographical beauty and breathtaking sights. We hiked trails, went horseback riding and river rafting, fished, hunted for unique rocks, and made good memories.

 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. A bright spot in his life is his growing attraction for Sergeant Corinne Aleckson, the owner of his canine patient. It’s a relationship that will not blossom the way he imagined.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“Husom goes dark in this well-written, masterfully-plotted and page-turning tale of drugs, murder and revenge made even more compelling by its family dynamics.” David Housewright, Edgar-Award winning author of What Doesn’t Kill Us.
“Husom’s Death to the Dealers is a fast-paced ride. With likable protagonists in Sergeant Corky Aleckson and Elton “Smoke” Dawes to root for, you will be enthralled and entertained from beginning to end as the pair unravel the perplexing drug and homicide cases plaguing Winnebago County. I couldn’t put it down!” Midge Bubany, author, the Cal Sheehan Mysteries.
“Christine Husom’s firsthand knowledge of police procedures shines through in Death To The Dealers. This gripping thriller will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.” Gary R. Bush, award-winning author of the Jamie Sharpe historical adventure series. 
 “Sergeant Corky Aleckson is in a real mess this time! A vengeful serial killer has taken a personal interest in her just as a mysterious drug dealer’s illicit activities get too close to home. When both threats collide in her face all bets are off in the exciting finale of Death to the Dealers.”  Michael Allan Mallory, co-author of the Snake Jones Mysteries.
“Drugs, revenge, and love intertwine in this gripping “Corky” Aleckson and “Smoke” Dawes adventure.” Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu series.

“In Husom’s latest Winnebago County suspense, Sergeant Corky Aleckson, aided by her partner Smoke, is not only in hot pursuit of the person responsible for a rash of deaths among local drug dealers, but also trying to track down the source of illicit drugs in the local school. Her life keeps crisscrossing in unexpected and troubling ways with that of Dr. Watts, whose relentless quest to find justice for the death of his wife will put the doctor and Corky on a perilous collision course.” Barbara Deese, author of the No Ordinary Women Mysteries.

“Corinne Aleckson is a bright, together woman. She excels at her tasks whether patrolling in a deputy sheriff’s uniform with a loaded pistol at her hip or sliding through the brush of a local park in an undercover role. And always in her mind, the risky activity of a teen-aged girl for whom she had some legal responsibility, in this finely written Winnebago County adventure.” Carl Brookins, author, Traces, Sins of Edom, Red Sky, Grand Lac, and the Sean Sean Mysteries.

I have a number of book signings and other events coming out, so please check them out.



The 9th Winnebago County Mystery