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Festival of Crime:Nineteen Tales of Murder and Suspense by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime
     

Festival of Crime:Nineteen Tales of Murder and Suspense by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime

by HUSOM CHRISTINE, Mickie Turk, Michael Allan and Mallory
 

Throughout Minnesota, from Austin to International Falls, people flock every year to more festivals—county fairs, arts and craft shows, ice-fishing contests, and music festivals—than you can shake a stick at. Most come for the food and fun, but a few festival-goers have more devious intentions in mind. In this diverse collection of short stories, members

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Throughout Minnesota, from Austin to International Falls, people flock every year to more festivals—county fairs, arts and craft shows, ice-fishing contests, and music festivals—than you can shake a stick at. Most come for the food and fun, but a few festival-goers have more devious intentions in mind. In this diverse collection of short stories, members of Twin Cities Sisters in Crime reveal the chilly underside of dog-sled races, gang rivalries at a Cinco de Mayo festivals, errant ice picks at a winter sculpture park, arson at a North Shore boat show, and a host of other ticklish and terrifying situations. Sometimes humorous and always rich in local color, these mysteries abound in psychopaths and twisted cops, cagey con men and shrewd amateur sleuths. They'll keep you guessing 'til the band stops playing and the final light goes out.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/16/2014
Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but based on the 19 tales in this middling Sisters in Crime anthology, the state is home to nearly as many festivals. Among the better stories is Barbara Merritt Deese’s “Release,” set at a mass release of raptors rehabilitated in captivity, during which an abused woman finds her own release. The Minnesota St. Paul International Film Festival stars in Mickie Turk’s chilling “Best of the Fest,” about a long-delayed reunion, while M.E. Bakos’s “Carpe Diem or Murder at the Carp Fest” depicts an obnoxious shoe store manager’s apt demise. The final entry, Douglas Dorow’s satisfying “All Sales Final,” involves two deceitful Chicago bargain hunters at the Pelican Rapid’s Art in the Park festival. This volume should attract strong regional interest, but in general the stories aren’t good enough to merit much attention outside the area. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935666646
Publisher:
Nodin Press
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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