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Magel’s Daughter

The first of Baker’s two Magel novels, dark comedies laced with magical realism. Both books were inspired by her upbringing in Northern Minnesota, albeit a far more normal childhood than those portrayed in the novels. Read More…

Magel’s Ghost

Karin’s mother, Magel, has joined the hallucinatory gathering of argumentative ancestors who continue to harass Karin from beyond the grave. Read More…

Mintwood Place

Bob Gilbert’s novel Mintwood Place is a delightfully fresh version of the noir tradition, offering the reader a contemporary Cassablanca in Washington D.C. The book’s narrator, Renaissance man Joe Green, has plenty to say about love, politics and the male psyche in this page-turning romantic suspense. Read More…

Missing Boy

In this 4th installment of the Spencer Manning Mystery series, a 16-year-old amusement park worker fails to come home from work and Spencer sets out to track him down. Read More…

Mothers Hurling Bricks

Bill Nemmers’ first novel, Crude, examined the political and financial absurdities of North Dakota’s recent oil drilling frenzy. This book, Mothers Hurling Bricks, examines a very different absurdity; the U.S. Army’s Cold War occupation of West Germany. Read More…

Ollie’s Cloud

Two best friends begin unexpected adventures into the trials, tumult, and tragedies of adulthood. This sweeping tale of love, intrigue, betrayal, and great hope transports young Ali from a dusty Persian village into a dazzling western world that he never could have imagined. Read More…

Our Jewish Robot Future

Meet the Haralsons—retired, eccentric, always discontented. Margarita, the post-menopausal narrator, wants a baby, while her heroic husband Alex is obsessed with finding the missing 11th commandment. Perhaps conjured from their obsessions, arrives John Chapman, a Max Headroom type cyborg from the distant future, begging the Haralsons to save his race of Jewish robots from extinction. Read More…

Rise of the Spring Tide

In 1603, a shepherd named Brigu places three strange orphans (Sagar, Faria and Shikha) with a religious congregation traveling to the New World. Among the congregation is a fire-haired young woman named Abigail with powers beyond the ordinary. Abigail’s care has been entrusted to Faria and Shikha, while Sagar has been instructed to ensure that the colony survives in this harsh land. Read More…

Sinners Choice

Small towns like Oakton hide their secrets well, so carefully in fact that even an evil beast can hide in plain sight. When it shows its fangs, it is to terrorize the most innocent among the population. The beast’s victim, the beautiful and strangely innocent Kate Adams, has fallen in love with a handsome Israeli visitor; the beast thought she was in love with the local priest. Read More…

Smoke Got in My Eyes

Martin McDonough is a private detective whose investigations are usually successful because he knows how to get the low-down from his copper friends—a formula that works for a long time, but not forever. This noir mystery novel follows him from 1930s St. Read More…

Sons of Zadok

Charlotte Ansari, international correspondent for CCN, has a problem. Her investigation into a clandestine society of assassins has made them very angry. And that’s not the most frightening part. Her Asperger’s son, who is now the leader of this global, murder-for-hire organization, has assigned its top-ranked assassin to take care of the problem. Read More…

The Alchemist’s Children

After their mother disappears, fourteen-year-old Gabriella and eleven-year-old Holden decide to search for her. The problem is, she’s a human-sized leprechaun and has traveled to the leprechaun world, which they have never seen. With the help of their Uncle Robert, they journey to this mysterious realm, where they encounter goblins and dragons and unexpected surprises. Read More…