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Dark Side of the Loon

Where History Meets Mystery

Sheyna Galyan, Editor, Christina Glendenning, Editor, and Timya Owen, Editor

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 9780999437100
  • Publication Date: 2018-05-01
  • Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime, LLC

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Dark Side of the Loon

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“Minnesota nice” casts a long shadow. Dark emotions and even darker thoughts seep from these murky depths, harvested by writers whose stories take us down in flames, up in smoke, and leave us helplessly entranced by the haunting call of the loon.

Foreword by Ellen Hart, award-winning author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenway series, and MWA Grand Master

Stories by Lori L. Lake, Marlene Chabot, Michael Allan Mallory, Carol Huss, Marcia Adair, Natalie Fowler, Barbara Merritt Deese, A.W. Powers, Cheryl Lewis, Christine Husom, Cheryl Ullyot, Karl W. Jorgenson, Marcie Rendon, Sherry Roberts, Midge Bubany, M.E. Bakos, Greg Dahlager, T.S. Owen, and Judy Kerr.


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“This anthology has everything you could want from a Minnesota-themed collection: strong writing, stronger motives, and even a tater tot hot dish. Think you know the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Think again; Dark Side of the Loon is required reading for anyone who thinks Minnesotans are nice.” —Diane Vallere, National bestselling author and past president of Sisters in Crime


“Ever wonder how Minnesota mystery writers spend the long cold winter? Wonder no more. You’ll gobble up these sinister little morsels like mini-donuts at the State Fair.” —Brian Freeman, Award-winning author of the Duluth-based Jonathan Stride series


Dark Side of the Loon is is a terrific collection of stories, cleverly tied to some of Minnesota’s most famous historical events. This book is an all-around fun and fascinating read.” —Allen Eskens, Award-winning author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, and The Heavens May Fall


Dark Side of the Loon features a talented clutch of Minnesota writers, offering a thrill ride through history peopled by fur trappers and pioneers, train robbers, harlots, gangsters and molls, right up to the present day. Forget ‘Minnesota Nice’—these victims and villains have no trouble covering their tracks, helped along by some peculiar accomplices: the famously murderous blizzards, tornadoes, and wildfires of the North Star State.” — Erin Hart, Award-winning author of Haunted Ground and three other novels in the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire mystery series

Sheyna Galyan, Editor

Sheyna Galyan is an Indie Excellence Award finalist and author of the character-driven Rabbi David Cohen suspense series set in Minneapolis. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online, and her essays and articles have appeared in national and local publications. She graduated from the St. Paul Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy in 2012. With advanced degrees in psychology and education, her favorite questions are "Why?" and "Why not?" Visit her at sheynagalyan.com.

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