A Listmania! list by Sandy Kay(Twin Cities, Minnesota USA)
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."