The St. Paul Conspiracy

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The morning after Halloween the city of St. Paul awakens to find that a serial killer terrorizing the blue-collar working women of University Avenue has struck for the fifth time. The citizens of St. Paul are on edge.

For thirty-two-year-old fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael McKenzie "Mac" McRyan, his day was going to be less stressful. Not working the serial killer case, his day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then ...

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The St. Paul Conspiracy (McRyan Mystery Series)

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Overview

The morning after Halloween the city of St. Paul awakens to find that a serial killer terrorizing the blue-collar working women of University Avenue has struck for the fifth time. The citizens of St. Paul are on edge.

For thirty-two-year-old fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael McKenzie "Mac" McRyan, his day was going to be less stressful. Not working the serial killer case, his day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone.

"Your day just got worse," Mac tells his captain.

The victim is Claire Daniels, the Twin Cities' most prominent political and investigative reporter.

With the Daniels murder on top of the latest serial killer attack, the political and media pressure on the St. Paul Police Department only builds and places Mac in the middle of a dangerous and high-stakes murder investigation that will ultimately have national political and security implications.

The fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and Vince Flynn will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878392346
  • Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A note from the author...
I've completed the next book in the McRyan Mystery Series and it has gone out to my beta readers. No title yet for this new book and that usually means a huge upcoming debate (unlike Electing To Murder which had a title halfway through the writing process). I am hoping to have it published before the holidays and before hockey season kicks into high gear. For new releases follow me on Twitter @RogerStelljes or www.RogerStelljes.com.

Midwest Book Review said his first book had a "colorful flair and a savvy knack for dialogue." 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 - 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.

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

FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY Box Set - McRyan Mystery Series
Special edition box set containing the first three books - FIRST CASE, DEADLY STILLWATER, and THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2006

    A Fast-Paced Thriller

    The St. Paul Conspiracy is a fast-paced thriller. The story follows St. Paul, Minnesota homicide detective Mac McRyan as he solves some of the city's most notorious murder cases. Those investigations, though, shed light on other criminal activities. McRyan's dogged determination, keen eye for detail, and bravery in the line of fire allow him to solve a puzzle when others can't. Author Roger Stelljes has crafted a fascinating 'who dunnit' with many twists and turns along the way. Just when you think you know the answer, you realize you don't. His descriptions of the characters and places are so vibrant you can practically picture the story taking place as you read. For those readers familiar with Twin Cities landmarks, this is even more true as many of the locations in the book bear a strong resemblance to businesses and buildings located there. This is a fun read. Well thought out and creatively written.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Stelljes a gem

    Roger Stelljes is amazing!!!! In his first novel he has transpired mystery and murder into a hometown feel that brings you into the action. His character development is uncanny and his storyline is astoundingly exciting. This book will keep you turning the pages, one after the other, until you find yourself searching online for his next book! A great read and expertly researched on the finer points of St. Paul, Minnesota!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    A really quick and compelling read!

    I loved this book. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this first time novelist could seemingly have such an established, engaging, and consistent writing style. The well written story peeled away nicely to reveal a complex and compelling plot. I don't know, I just think that Roger Stelljes nailed it on this first book of his. I have every reason to believe that his second book will not be disappointing.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    A Must Read

    The St.Paul Conspiracy will grab you from the opening page. Mac McRyan ia an engaging and energetic character who will appeal to any reader. The book is a collection of mystery, suspense with a little romance and betrayal thrown in. Stelljes' fast paced style has you engaged from beginning to end. I highly recommend the book, anticipate the sequel and congratulate Stelljes on his successful first novel. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Outstanding

    Excellent writing, very hard to put down, read it in two days.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    I Couldn't Put it Down!!

    From the first page of 'The St. Paul Conspiracy' to the last, Roger Stelljes has you captivated! The story line is compelling and Stelljes' characters quickly come alive -- you join them in their adventures through areas of St. Paul that are accurately and colorfully described. A brilliant and exciting new author -- I can't wait until his next book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    Awesome book couldn't put it down.I reead this in three days.

    Awesome book couldn't put it down.I reead this in three days.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Very Highly Recommended

    I've really enjoyed the book, infact I want to ready the rest of the series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Jury is still out........

    A little too long. Should have just stuck with the mystery plot and left out the vision with God parts. It's not that I don't believe and I can understand one vision. But to have a running conversion with Him? I also understand that the book is fiction. I just think it would have made a good mystery novel dealing with the crime, the courts, and the prison story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Good Read

    I've read two of Roger Stelljes books now and have enjoyed both. If you like a mystery I would recommend reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Definitely Reccomend!

    I found Roger Stelljes accidentally on a free book and really enjoyed it so when I found this one I grabbed it! Good read!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    LE

    This book was great to read. Easy to like main characters. Very good plot and follow through on concept. I read a lot of crime stories and this ranks up there in the top of them.

    Ranks up there with James Patterson, Lisa Gardner and others. Will read other books by him.

    LOVED IT!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    Solid mystery with a good plot line. Many twists and turns that

    Solid mystery with a good plot line. Many twists and turns that makes the whole series a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Excellent Read

    i really enjoyed this riveting story and its characters. Kept me on the edge of my seat. A lot of thought went into this plot. You will just love Detective McRyan and his determination. Suspense, romance, and a thrilling ride. I will buy more of this series. I didnt want it to end. 304 pgs. Of great reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    A GREAT read. I found it extremely hard to put down! Just wish I

    A GREAT read. I found it extremely hard to put down! Just wish I had started reading it earlier in the day, so I could have finished more before going to bed. This is an author I will DEFINITELY have on my list of writers I will be looking to read more by.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    A natural storyteller

    Breath of fresh air in storytelling style. Easy to read. Compelling character development, and surprising twists! I can't wait to complete the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    A gratifying read

    An entertaining story with well written characters. I enjoyed the Minneapolis/St Paul surroundings.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    I stumbled upon this novel, looking for something that compared

    I stumbled upon this novel, looking for something that compared to some of my favorites, such as James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I was not prepared to be blown away by this book. The author writes in such a way that I was never confused with all the twists and turns, and the number of characters. He seems to use clever conversations within the book to reiterate the plots, the sub-plots and characters names, which always kept me in the loop. The story lines were incredibly entertaining and I was continually surprised by each shocking revelation. I've read a lot of mystery murders, and count this as one of the best I've read. I've since read every other novel by this author. It as nearly 800 pages on my nook and I enjoyed every of them and was sorry when I read the last page.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    good story

    good stort

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Excellent book.

    Riveting read. One of those you won't want to put down. Look forward to the next one. I realy like all the "plots".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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