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Murder at Spirit Falls

Murder at Spirit Falls

by Barbara Deese, Dorothy Olson


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Perched above Spirit Falls in the lush Wisconsin woodland, Robin Bentley’s cabin is remote enough for her and her book club friends to shed the restraints of city living, hike in the woods, take moonlight walks and go skinny dipping under the waterfall. But when a body washes up below the falls, the No Ordinary Women find themselves up to their bifocals in a real mystery.  And one of them could be the next victim.

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ISBN-13: 9780878396146
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: No Ordinary Women Mystery , #1
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 971,782
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barbara Deese grew up in a family of voracious readers, and still feels most at home with people who love a good story. Her twisty career path began when she became one of thirty-three female air marshals in the U.S. She lives in Minnesota with her husband.  Dorothy Olson honed her investigative skills during a twenty-nine-year career as a federal investigator.  She has long pursued her passion of animal rescue and spay/neuter efforts. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their menagerie of rescued companion animals.

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Monty Mickelson

In this extremely accomplished debut novel, Barbara Deese and Dorothy Olson construct an intricate and compelling whodunit within a context of sisterly allegiance. Murder at Spirit Falls presents a constellation of worthy suspects (the sleazy procurer, the amorous bureaucrat, the backwoods Peeping Tom) in the death of a young ingénue. And then, just when you feel the dragnet closing, the story spirals into fresh intrigue and mortal peril for its central protagonist, Robin Bentley. The complexity of the plotting and the resonance of these characters demonstrate both the skill and the latitude to build a franchise around The No Ordinary Women Book Club.
—Monty Mickelson, author of Purgatory, screen writer and winner of Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship

Lois Greiman

Murder at Spirit Falls is a wonderfully well written novel filled with quirky memorable characters and a plot that twists and turns like the falls for which it was named. Hang on for a wild ride.
—Lois Greiman, award-winning author of Unzipped

Walter J. Roers

Murder at Spirit Falls is much more than just a compelling, page-turning murder mystery. It is, at heart, the story of a group of friends - members of the No Ordinary Women book club - who share a heartwarming closeness and buoy each other up through the very human sorrows, disappointments and joys of daily life. When the murder of a beautiful young woman shatters their idyllic gathering at a cabin in the Wisconsin woods, Robin, Cate and the other members of the club set about untangling the mystery of her death. It is a story told with wit, compassion, intelligence and an uncanny eye for the human condition. This is No Ordinary Mystery story.
—Walter J. Roers, author of The Pact and Pathos Rising

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