Minnesota Mysteries

A Listmania! list by Sandy Kay (Twin Cities, Minnesota USA)
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The list author says: "I love reading mysteries and especially love when they are set in Minnesota. Best of all is when a Minnesota author writes a mystery set in Minnesota! We have a talented bunch of writers and I'll try to include at least one novel by each in my list."
Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, No. 1)
1.  Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, No. 1) by John Sandford
The list author says:
  "The first thriller I remember reading that was set in Minnesota.  This is the first of the Lucas Davenport series."
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Monkeewrench
2.  Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy
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  "The first in a series written by the mother-daughter team P.J. Tracy.  Definitely read this one first before the others in the series because this has a lot of character background."
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Immoral (Jonathan Stride)
3.  Immoral (Jonathan Stride) by Brian Freeman
The list author says:
  "This is the first in Brian Freeman's series set in Duluth, MN with police lt. Jonathan Stride."
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A Hard Ticket Home (Mac McKenzie Mysteries)
4.  A Hard Ticket Home (Mac McKenzie Mysteries) by David Housewright
The list author says:
  "This is the first in the series featuring Rushmore McKenzie, a former police officer and now private investigator."
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Third Person Singular: A Mars Bahr Mystery (Mars Bahr Mysteries)
5.  Third Person Singular: A Mars Bahr Mystery (Mars Bahr Mysteries) by K. J. Erickson
The list author says:
  "This is the first in the series featuring Minneapolis police detective Marshall (Mars) Bahr.  Saying his name out loud (Mars Bahr) makes me laugh but the mysteries are no laughing matter."
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Crewel World (Needlecraft Mystery)
6.  Crewel World (Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris
The list author says:
  "Most of the Minnesota mystery writers go for more hard-core mysteries but Monica Ferris has a delightful series of cozies featuring Betsy Devonshire, the owner of a needlecraft store in Excelsior, MN.  This is the first in that extensive series."
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)
7.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) by Joanne Fluke
The list author says:
  "Another cozy mystery series featuring Hannah Swenson, amateur sleuth and baker in the (fictional I believe) small town of Lake Eden, MN.  Like the Diane Mott Davidson mysteries, each book contains recipes.  This is the first book in the series."
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Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)
8.  Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series) by William Kent Krueger
The list author says:
  "This is the first of the Cork O'Connor mysteries set in northern Minnesota.  The author won the 1998 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Barry Award for this book.  Amazon has it in paperback as well but couldn't link to it."
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Qualifications: Minnesotan and avid mystery reader
Last updated: 5/27/09
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