The Minnesota Crime Wave's entertaining second volume of short stories from Minnesota writers (after 2005's The Silence of the Loons) introduces some promising talent to a wider audience. Taking a somewhat darker tack than the previous anthology, many of the 13 stories center on actual or suspected infidelity or some other betrayal, concluding with satisfying but somewhat anticipated twists. No stories stand out as either duds or stunners, though Pat Dennis's "Mother's Day," about a neglected son's homicidal plans for the holiday, and David Housewright's "Miss Behavin'," which follows a philandering physician down a spiral of bad luck and poor choices, are particularly taut and suspenseful. Several authors include notes of local color, giving a nice sense of continuity from one piece to the next and appealing to Minnesotans and visitors alike. (Sept.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Resort to Murder: Thirteen More Tales of Mystery by Minnesota's Premier Writersby KRUEGER WILLIAM KENT, Ellen Hart, Jess Lourey
Editors Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger (known as the Minnesota Crime Wave) have solicited 13 riveting stories of murder, mystery and mayhem, in this follow-up to the best-selling short story anthology The Silence of the Loons.
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Many times our vision rarely reaches beyond the end of our nose-placed spectacles. We Minnesotans don't realize our state is the home of many top notch writers - especially for mystery and crime fiction. Here's a chance to introduce yourself to writers like William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart and Carl Brookins. They are the Minnesota Crimewave and can't wait to let us meet other Minnesota writers and read about local settings, even identify with local characters - and I do mean characters! Every story has the requisite twist, but they all flow together nicely with the common thread. You'll be searching out full length stories by at least a few of these authors. An enjoyable way to spend an evening or day at the beach.