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'Crime Wave' to hit Blackduck

Nov. 7, the Blackduck Community Library will host the Minnesota Crime Wave, a group of Minnesota authors.

Established in the fall of 2000, the Crime Wave consists of mystery writers Ellen Hart, Carl Brookins and William Kent Krueger.

Between them, they have published more than 30 novels and have received nearly two dozen local, regional and national awards for their writing. They have toured the country several times, presenting over a hundred events and workshops at libraries, bookstores, conferences and book festivals.

Hart, a trained chef, is author of the Jane Lawless mystery series, which features a culinary detective. She has also written novels featuring food critic Sophie Greenway. Both series are set in the Twin Cities.

Brookins, a former academic and an avid sailor, is the author of three mystery series. The Tanner-Whitney series features a married pair of sailing sleuths. The Sean Sean series features a very short, very funny and sometimes very dark private detective with an identical first and last name. His most recent offering, Bloody Halls, introduces a series with an academic setting.

Krueger writes the Cork O'Connor mystery series, which is set in the great northwoods of Minnesota and features a protagonist who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. His stories often deal with the clash of cultures.

This event will be sponsored by the Blackduck Community Library, the Kitchigami Regional Library System and the state of Minnesota/Legacy Funds.