Welcome to No Ordinary Women Mysteries

The five members of the No Ordinary Women book club have a collective age of just over 250.  They have experienced some serious things in life–career changes, health problems, marriage difficulties. Throw in a hot flash or two, a few senior moments, and the kind of moxie you can acquire only by living life courageously.  In other words, these are people you know–your mother, your next-door neighbor, your sister, your best friend . . .

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Tuesday, October 14, 7PM – ANTHOLOGY READING/PANEL DISCUSSION – BARNES & NOBLE, HAR MAR  2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN.  I’ll be signing copies FESTIVAL OF CRIME, an anthology or mystery short stories, along with other contributors.

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 PM  –  SIGNING FORGOTTEN SPIRITS- BARNES & NOBLE, HAR MAR,  2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN.

Tuesday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 PM – READING – University Club, 420 Summit Av, St Paul, MN. I’ll be one of several mystery novelists at the October “Readings by Writers” event.  It’s sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul/Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk and hosted by Saint Paul’s first poet laureate, Carol Connolly. Books available for purchase, including MURDER AT SPIRIT FALLS, SPIRITED AWAY and FORGOTTEN SPIRITS.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:30-1  –  TALK AND SIGNING – SCOUT & MORGAN BOOKS114 Buchanan Street North, Cambridge, MN

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7 PM – BOOK CLUB – Burnsville, MN

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5PM –    KILLER COCKTAILS at Subtext Books, 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN. Join me and other Sisters in Crime authors Doug Dorow, Sheyna Galyan, Erin Hart, Christine Husom, Susan Koefod, Michael Allan Mallory, Colin Nelson, Sherry Roberts, Stan Trollip, (Michael Stanley) and Mickie Turk

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:30PM – READING – EAT MY WORDS BOOKSTORE, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN.



“For those familiar with the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, MURDER AT SPIRIT FALLS incorporates many famous spots around the city. This whodunit fairly jumps off the page, with the women’s’ expertise in investigation providing the focal point for the plot. The lifestyle of the Cities shines through, and each character adds to the spirit of the tale.”

~ Shelley Glodowski, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


“The members of the No Ordinary Women Book Club are at it again in this second in a series of fun mysteries . . .  Author Deese has created a fun and realistic group of characters with a typical Midwestern flair.   Spirited Away blends elements of mystery and suspense with aspects of human interest, exploring cancer survival, mother/daughter relationships, and adjusting to a seniors environment . . ..”

~Valerie Porter at Valerietalksbooks.


Forgotten Spirits is the third novel in the series of Barb Deese’s No Ordinary Women mysteries – a series that keeps getting better and better.  For those who are already fans, you will be pleased that all the regulars are back, as sensitively and heartwarmingly portrayed as ever.  But Deese takes the reader on a more complex journey this time – into the troubled past of one of the No Ordinary Women book club members.

~Walter J. Roers, author of The Pact, Pathos Rising and Tyger! Tyger! 



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