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First Case (McRyan Mystery Series) [NOOK Book]

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes delivers a short mystery novel (12 chapters) that is the prequel to the McRyan Mystery Series. An emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac McRyan will...
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First Case (McRyan Mystery Series)

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Overview

Nook Fireside Reads...
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes delivers a short mystery novel (12 chapters) that is the prequel to the McRyan Mystery Series. An emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac McRyan will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE.
FIRST CASE - prequel
THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY
DEADLY STILLWATER
FIRST DEADLY CONSIRACY - special edition 3 book box set
ELECTING TO MURDER
FATALLY BOUND - new release now available!

Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice."
Fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and James Patterson will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, mystery, and suspense; the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around Minnesota.

First Case provides an introduction and backstory to the lead character, "Mac" McRyan and his fellow detectives. Stelljes' knack for GRITTY and REAL DIALOGUE (slang/jargon/behind the scenes dialog), as well as his uncanny sense of place and time, will put you in the middle of the action allowing you to feel the desperation of Mac McRyan and his fellow detectives.


BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A prestigous job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life. But then life gets in the way and changes the course you have selected. For Michael McKenzie "Mac" McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the "family business" - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, the ruggedly handsome Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn't add up. In an emotional envestigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013984202
  • Publisher: Roger Stelljes
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Series: McRyan Mystery Series , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 23,132
  • File size: 205 KB

Meet the Author

A note from the author...
FATALLY BOUND - new release now available!
For new releases follow me on Twitter @RogerStelljes or www.RogerStelljes.com.

His awards include a MIPA Merit Award and he was a Minnesota Book Awards Nominee for his first mystery. Roger is a lifelong Minnesotan and enjoys incorporating a touch of Minnesota into each book. FIRST CASE provides the best of a short mystery novel nestled into the landscape of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Other books in the McRyan Mystery Series include: The St. Paul Conspiracy, Deadly Stillwater, and Electing To Murder.

THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - McRyan Mystery Series #1
Merit Award Winner for Commercial Fiction for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards and it was also a Minnesota Book Awards Nominee.

DEADLY STILLWATER - McRyan Mystery Series #2
MIPA - Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    Tightly written prequel novella to the McRyan mystery series. Lo

    Tightly written prequel novella to the McRyan mystery series. Lots of action and character development and short enough to read at the beach or with a big box of chocolates.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    I highly recommend this book and this author and am in the process of reading all that he has written,

    I loved this style of writing and really enjoyed all the descriptive passages which made me feel like I was right there because I am familiar with the area he writes about....will look forward to reading more of his books.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Great read

    Great read for a short storu

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Good back story

    Fills in the gaps for the other books and helps you understand McRyan & Co alot better.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

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    Great read

    Great read I read all 3 books in no time. Just make sure you read them in order.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Definitely Reccomend!!

    Another good read. I originally found my first Roger Stelljes book in the free books, then when I found this and St Paul Conspiracy, I grabbed them. Really good reads!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Fast Read-Enjoyable

    As a police dispatcher with St Paul/Ramsey Co I found the characters to be likable and believable. I loved all of the references to St Paul's area. I've now started the St Paul Conspiracy and am well into that book also. I look forward to the future of Mac and Lich.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    A great short story read. It gives the "backstory" for

    A great short story read. It gives the "backstory" for his characters developed in his later series' books. Hope he continues writing for years to come.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Very intense and good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Very good.

    Only a little shorter than a regular book. Very well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    Good Mystery Series

    Very easy and enjoyable read. I received Deadly Stillwater as a free ebook selection and I was hooked on McRyan Mystery Series. I will be ordering the rest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    I really liked it.

    I liked to see how mac got started and how things with the ex wife.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Highly recommend

    This book is part of a series. I read the whole series on my nook app. Great reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Mystery readers---a must read

    Stelljes is a very good mystery writer in the ilk of Patterson. He keeps you wanting to read more. Very human characters are portrayed. Look forward to this McRyan series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Well written with fully developed characters. Thriller--mystery-

    Well written with fully developed characters. Thriller--mystery--great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Excellent

    Well worth the 99 cents it costs. All of Mr. Stelljes' books in this series are great reads.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Good read

    It was a good read! Going to read the next one.
    HappyReading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Pretty good

    A pretty good read. I don't care for how the author witholds vital clues from the reader until the very end, making it impossible for the reader to solve the case on their own. But that's how this author spins his tales and they're good none the less. I'm from Minnesota and I really enjoy reading about the places portrayed in this and other books by this author. I've seen most of them and that really makes me feel like i'm inside the story. In fact, i think i've walked past the "Murder scene", in this book, several times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    "First Case" is a superb prequel novella. Mr. Stellje

    "First Case" is a superb prequel novella. Mr. Stelljes has created a great hero in Mac McRyan--smart, likeable, dedicated. It's not easy to create and solve a mystery in only eighty pages, much less give the background for a character that will be the focal point of novels to come. Being a lifelong Minnesotan, I really appreciate the author's descriptions throughout the book of the different areas in St. Paul contained within the story. I know every one of those areas and I felt like I was personally there with Detective McRyan as the story went on. I am very much looking forward to reading the first full-length McRyan mystery, "The St. Paul Conspiracy".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    5 Stars

    It's amazimg. I love it. You should read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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