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Carl Brookins

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Before I became a mystery writer and reviewer, I was a television program producer, a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and a mystery fiction reviewer for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Mystery Scene Magazine. I'm an avid recreational sailor (hence my sailing series and a member of Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America, as well as MWA. You can frequently find me touring bookstores and libraries with my companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave. You can also catch me on tv! Just check out the Minnesota Crime Wave website, www.MinnesotaCrimeWave.org.

I live with my wife Jean, a retired publisher and editor, in Roseville, Minnesota.



Average rating: 3.69 · 173 ratings · 53 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
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Inner Passages
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A Superior Mystery
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Old Silver
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Bloody Halls
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Reunion
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NIGHT SAIL (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: a sailor with emotional ties to the land finds himself in ultimate conflict.
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Cover copy calls this a work of intricacy, precision and psychological complexity. I cannot agree more emphatically. Yes, it's another in what one hopes is an endless line of Dalziel and Pascoe mysteries. And yes, it contains powerful, evocative writ ...more
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Jack Higgins still has the touch. This is an absorbing, fast-paced thriller in the best sense of the word. The plot is current, and quite believable. Once again, ex-IRA terrorist Sean Dillon is teamed with Scotland Yard DCI Hannah Bernstein and her b
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Murder, fraud and greed on a grand scale, clashes of culture and intriguing misunderstandings litter the well-trodden ground in this novel. The strong and vibrant writing helps draw the reader in to a world long hidden from western understanding. And
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date: May 19, 2015 06:30PM
location: Monticello MN public library, The United States
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Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette
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Haley Snow is the multi-tasking, scooter-ing food critic for a Key West periodical called Key Zest. Besides her job, checking out restaurant fare on the island at the foot of the nation, she dodges killers, manages to avoid calamity among her divorce
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I confess, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received a request to review this volume of photographs. Although I have worked as a free-lance photographer, my concentration for many years has been writing and reviewing crime fiction. Hence, readers
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Night Game by Alison Gordon
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Another Kate Henry mystery. Henry is a wise-cracking, sometimes arrogant, yet nicely vulnerable sports reporter. She specializes in baseball, following the mythical Toronto Titans in spring training camp. Pretty routine stuff for this tough, experien
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Sad. With the prestige of a strong tasteful press’s reputation, one would expect better from any work, including a debut novel. The writing is problematical, the author’s research is lacking in several important aspects and he is apparently unable to
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message 3: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for the add. Good to connect with you here, Carl!

Kris


message 2: by Carl

Carl Brookins back atcha for 2009


message 1: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Carl,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2009!

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”. Have a marvelous holiday season. Warmest regards.


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