Book List:10 titles
  • Based on a real event, The Uffda Trial is set in the fictitious western Minnesota town of Vingelen, an extremely homogenous Scandinavian community, in 1926. It may be the “Roaring Twenties,” but 23-year-old Karl Thorson has had to quit high schoo...


  • The body of the Eirik the Viking, known far and wide for the quality of his axes that can split a Saxon skull, is found downstream from the old mill. It appears that he was slain by his own weapon. Such a foul deed might not have been rare in elevent...


  • This book is a collection of short stories featuring Sheriff Palmer Knutson and Scotland Yard detective Robert Wainwright. In British terms, a stone is a unit of weight equal to fourteen pounds. There are twenty-one stories, so this comes to about a ...


  • Many Americans would be surprised to learn that England had an active fascist party in the years before World War II. Yet, by 1936, the British Union of Fascists of Sir Oswald Mosley had become a growing threat. Many British admired Mussolini for his...


  • Palmer and Ellie Knutson are on vacation in London, England, when they are rudely interrupted by not one, but two murders. Palmer is once again on the case, using a Minnesota nice attitude and good ol intution to solve the Unicorn murders. What could...


  • Let us call them, for now, Murderer and victim. Victim stood in the shadows behind the giant blue ox. It was eerily silent. The only sounds came from a few ripples gently lapping onto the shore of Lake Bemidji and, in the distance, exhaust fumes drif...



  • Everybody wants Homer Grimstead's land. Unfortunately, someone was willing to kill for it. The Otter Tail Bird Watching and Conservation Society, or the O.T.B.W.A.C.S., wants to protect and watch birds on Homer s land. The bird in question is the T. ...


  • In the good old Minnesota town of Fergus Falls, murder is about as common as shorts-wearing tourists in January. But even in quiet Nordic towns, strange things can happen in the dead of winter. Eager to retire, insurance company owner "Pinky" Hofstea...






  • Could something like murder happen in Fergus Falls–a quiet Minnesota town known for its Scandinavian heritage and great lake fishing? Yah, you betcha! Every August Dr. George Gherkin, the Fergus Falls State University president, hosts a faculty pa...