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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Saturday, January 23, 2015, 1-3 PM – Anthology Panel Discussion – Princeton Area Library Join the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, for an afternoon of suspense and tales of crimes set in Minnesota in the book, Festival of Crime. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10 AM – Authors Studio – Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St. in Edina. Come hear Mickie Turk, Christine Husom, Michael Allan Mallory, Editors for “Festival of Crime,” talk about our Twin Cities Sisters in Crime anthology with local author Colin Nelson in a format similar to the Actors Studio.
MURDER AT SPIRIT FALLS:
“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.
FESTIVAL OF CRIME (not part of the No Ordinary Women mystery series)
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. ~ Publisher’s Weekly
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.” ~ Edgar Award winner, David Housewright