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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fairMINNESOTA STATE FAIR, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108

Wed, Aug. 27 is READ AND RIDE DAY at the state fair.  ONE DAY ONLY, 9-5.  Stop by the MELSA (Metro Library Service Agency) tent during Read and Ride day at the Fair to visit me along with other Twin Cities Sister in Crime authors. Giveaways galore!

I’ll be there 11AM - 1PM signing books along with authors Erin Hart and Mickie Turk. Our time slot is from 11-1, but look for other Sisters in Crime authors –Allen Eskens, Sharon Leah, Eileen Biernat, Susan Koefod, Lois Greiman, Carol Kusnierek and Julie Kramer – throughout the day. All of our books, including Murder at Spirit Falls and Spirited Away will be available for purchase all day, thanks to Subtext Books of St. Paul.

Festival_of_Crime_Promo-newANTHOLOGY LAUNCH - A FESTIVAL OF MURDER, Nineteen Tales of Murder and Suspense, by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime - 

Thurs, Sept. 11, 2014 7 PM at Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th S., Minneapolis.

From Publisher’s Weekly:  “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.”


magers-and-quinn-booksellers-106800BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, FORGOTTEN SPIRITS 

Sun, Sept. 21, 2-4 PM at Magers & Quinn Booksellers3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

I’m excited to announce the release of Forgotten Spirits, Book 3 in the No Ordinary Women mystery series. Magers and Quinn is again hosting the party. Food, wine, live music, books . . . all in this lovely bookstore in Uptown . . . what else could you ask for? All are invited so come and bring your friends.

The photo, by the way, is from last year’s party at M&Q. I’m so grateful to all who came and hope you’ll celebrate with me once more.


Friday, September 26, 1-3 PM, 10553 S Main St, Hayward, WI 


Saturday, September 27 11-3, 205 Walnut St, Spooner, WI 

BOOK CLUB – Champlin, MN


Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 PM –  2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, 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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