Book List in Order: 18 titles

  • From “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake) comes a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in nineteenth-century DeadwoodWhen I was fifteen and my brother Seamus sixteen, we attended our ...


  • "Logue writes beautifully about rural Minnesota life while telling a good mystery. For fans of J.A. Jance and Margaret Maron." --Library JournalDeputy Sheriff Claire Watkins has had an easy summer in Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin; the only problem is t...



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    Book eight in the Claire Watkins mystery series finds car mogul Daniel Walker celebrating New Year's Eve alone, roasting in his sauna. At midnight he runs outside for a quick roll in the snow . . . and the next morning he's found dead—naked, frozen...


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    RISING HEAT Summer is beating down on Pepin County, Wisconsin, and deputy sheriff Claire Watkins is beginning to sweat. First, there's a floater -- an unidentified male shot in the gut. Next, a frantic phone call from an old friend, Chet Baldwin, fo...


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    free fall Pepin County, Wisconsin, has its share of trouble, and deputy sheriff Claire Watkins has seen enough of it. But it strikes closer to home when her teenage daughter, Meg, doesn't come home after a Halloween party...and Meg's best friend, Kr...


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    Fall comes to Pepin County with a vengeance as Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins confronts a new evil festering beneath the placid surface of the Wisconsin farm community. A refugee from the Twin Cities, Claire has slowly adapted to small-town life -- es...


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    When a quantity of dangerous pesticides is stolen from a local co-op in Pepin County, Wisconsin, Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is called in to investigate. The thief has left one bizarre clue: the finger bone of a child long dead. The pesticides soon...


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    COLD AS DEATH November in the Wisconsin bluff country of Fort St. Antoine is much too cold for deputy sheriff Claire Watkins to dive into the frigid waters of Lake Pepin to pull a man from a submerged automobile. The victim is Buck Owens, apparent...






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    BLOOD RELATIONS Though life in the rural Wisconsin border country is having some healing effects for ex-Minneapolis cop Claire Watkins, she is still plagued by nightmares of past tragedy. Now she's plunged into a shattering murder case that will f...


  • BRANKO: I am here. On this very green Earth. The sun shines for fourteen hours and thirty-three minutes today. The sky is blue like they said it would be. I am here on a mission. I have only a short time to do what I was sent here to do. I am here t...


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    NOWHERE TO RUN After her husband is killed by a hit-and-run driver, Minnesota police officer Claire Watkins takes her ten-year-old daughter, Meg, and moves to a small town in Wisconsin. Nine months later, the crime is still unsolved, but Claire, now...


  • "My grandmother, Mae Kirwin, scared me." With that disturbing, distant memory, mystery novelist Mary Logue begins her exploration of the life of her mother's mother, who died more than thirty years ago.Mae McNally Kirwin was born in 1894 in Chokio, a...


  • This lively and varied collection is not limited by a unanimity of form or style. A family of work is gathered in this book where, as the editors note, "quality prevails, highlighted by intensity of voice and subtlety of tone." The drawings by Lynn W...





  • Setting out to find her rebellious sister Tricia's killer, Amy Curtis faces Tricia's dark side and enters an underworld of drugs, kinky games, and violent men--a dangerous realm where a savage killer quietly lurks...