Minneapolis Bookstore Publishes A New Mystery Anthology

If you love crime fiction and mystery anthologies, the new title from Minneapolis bookstore Once Upon A Crime is something you should definitely check out.

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.

These short stories were written by authors asked only to use springtime as a setting and to make crime an important element of their stories. Some abandon reality a bit and delve into different genres. A few are nonfiction. Others are preview chapters from novels in progress. In short, there is something here for every taste.

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