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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LIBRARY PRESENTATION/BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION - Tuesday, July 22, 10:15 – 11:15 AM - Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN. I’ll do a short presentation followed by a discussion/Q&A about Murder at Spirit Falls. All are welcome.

BOOK SIGNING AT MILLNER WINERY HERITAGE FESTIVAL –Saturday, July 19 11AM-7PM at Millner Winery, Kimball, MN. It is just south of Kimball (about 20 miles south of St. Cloud on Highway 15). I’ll be signing books along with Megan Kiffmeyer.

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION - August 1, 10AM – Mille Lacs, MN – a return appearance, this time to discuss Spirited Away.

Festival_of_Crime_CoverANTHOLOGY LAUNCH – A FESTIVAL OF MURDER, Nineteen Tales of Murder and Suspense, by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime - 
September 11, 2014 at Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th S., Minneapolis. I’m honored my short story, “Release“, is included along with those of my fellow sisters in crime. Publisher’s Weekly reviewed the anthology and said “Among the better stories is Barbara Merritt Deese’s “Release,” set at a mass release of raptors rehabilitated in captivity, during which an abused woman finds her own release.”

Edgar Award winner, David Housewright, writes, “…Most of the tales in this surprisingly diverse collection are about bad girls–cool, cunning, courageous, caring, sentimental, sly, savage, sexy, wicked and eye-poppingly bad girls. Story after story is a revelation, filled with devious characters, perfect twists, and writing that’s sure to rough you up a little.”


Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 PM – B&N Har Mar, 2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN. I’ll be signing copies of Forgotten Spirits, the third in the No Ordinary Women mystery series.



“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.




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