If you are from Minneapolis and you love crime fiction, there is a high chance that you have been in Once Upon A Crime, the famous independent mystery book-seller in town.
The store has been around for almost 25 years and to mark their 25th anniversary, the owners are releasing "Writes of Spring: Stories & Prose", a mystery anthology published Nodin Press. The book is a collection of mystery stories by Brian Freeman, Ellen Hart, David Housewright and a whole slew of other local writers.
You might like to know that this store has a long history and track record among mystery lovers and Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp, bookstore owners, won the Raven Award two years ago from the Mystery Writers of America.
The book will launch at the store's annual Write of Spring celebration, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. April 7 and brings in dozens of mystery writers in one-hour shifts. (The store is at 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.) All royalties will be donated to Memorial Blood Centers.