Friday, August 7, 2009

Carl Brookins - Minnesota Author

BLOODY HALLS
By Carl Brookins

isbn: 978-1-59080-570-1
Released by Echelon Press in 2008

When Jack Marston took his position at an unusual urban college as director of student services, he didn’t expect to find himself involved in murder and suicide. But working with adult students turns out to be a new an interesting challenge.

Jack is starting a new relationship in his former home town along with his new job. A calm and satisfying life is what it appears to be. Settling in, he puts other talents as an amateur actor into action and is selected for the lead in Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" at the college. Without warning, life takes a strange twist and Jack find himself playing altogether different roles.

A student is brutally murdered and the college president assigns Jack to liaise with the police. Though homicide investigator is not in his job description, he is soon forced to scrutinize faculty and staff, a role not unlike that of his character in the play. The irony of his dual roles escapes no one’s attention, including that of the killer.

In the end he is forced to solve a murder to save himself, a colleague, and his obligation to the students of the institution.

Learn more about Carl and his books at:
http://www.carlbrookins.com/
http://agora2.blogspot.com/
Carl's books are available at bookstores in Minnesota, around the country and on
line.

BIOGRAPHY
Brookins has been a television producer, a faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and a mystery fiction reviewer for magazines, newspapers and online. He’s a board member of MWMWA, and a member of Sisters in Crime, EPIC, PWA and MWA. He tours bookstores and libraries with The Minnesota Crime Wave, and co-hosts a cable TV series about crime fiction, and currently writes three crime fiction series: The Tanner/Whitney sailing series, The Sean Sean P.I. series and a traditional academic series with Jack Marston. His current books are “Case of the Deceiving Don,” and “Bloody Halls.”

BIBLIOGRAPHY

SHORT STORIES
“A Winter’s Tale” “Silence of The Loons” anthology, fall, 2005
“A Fish Story,” “Resort To Murder” anthology, fall, 2007
“Night Sail,” quarterly Mystery magazine http://www.mouthfullofbullets.com, 2007
“Fire Storm” “The Heat of the Moment” California fund raising anthology, fall, 2007
“A Shaggy Dog Story,” in the qarterly “Out of the Gutter,” June 2009

NOVELS
INNER PASSAGES
Mystery: July, 2000, Top Publications

A SUPERIOR MYSTERY
Mystery: September, 2002, Top Publications

OLD SILVER
Mystery: March, 2005, Top Publications

THE CASE OF THE GREEDY LAWYERS
P.I. Mystery: September, 2005, Five Star Mysteries
P.I. Mystery: June, 2008 Nodin Press

THE CASE OF THE DECEIVING DON
P.I. Mystery: 2008, Five Star Mysteries

BLOODY HALLS:
Amateur detective, Echelon Press, Winter, 2008

ARTICLES
“Smallest In the Land”
Non-fiction. The story of Fargo-Moorhead’s educational/public television station. For the International Journal of Radio and Television, June 1966.
“Author! Author!” Advice for authors appearing on radio and television.
“Women Writing The West” magazine, April, 2000.
“Dining on The Road” CrimeSpree magazine, September, 2006
“Giving Good Interview” Crime Spree magazine, 2007
Mystery reviews, “Saint Paul Pioneer Press,” August, 1999—May, 2002.
Mystery reviews, “Mystery Scene Magazine,” Fall, 2002—2004
Mystery reviews, ReviewingTheEvidence web site 2002 to 2006
Mystery reviews, Books n’ Bytes website, 1998 to the present.
Mystery Reviews, Mystery Morgue website, 2006 to the present.

From Inner Passages: Desert to Ocean
“Mystery Reader’s Journal,” Spring, 2002
Writing Lies for Fun and Glory but Very Little Money
“How I Got Published” Writer’s Digest Books, Fall, 2007

3 comments:

  1. Not only is Carl a good author, he's fun to be with at conferences 8)

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  2. Great way to start off the new site! Congratulations to Carl. Congratulations to Beth.

    Everything I always wanted to know about Carl --I love the format, Beth. (-:

    All the best,

    Pat Browning

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  3. Wonderful idea, Beth and you couldn't have started with a better Minnesota representative.

    Teresa Burrell
    http://www.teresaburrell.com

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