Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Julie Kramer - Minnesota Author

MISSING MARK

by: Julie Kramer
ISBN: 978-038552-4773

TV reporter Riley Spartz pursues a curious story of a bride left at the altar and finds herself caught in a dangerous missing-person case.

When Riley sees a want ad reading “Wedding Dress for Sale: Never Worn,” her news instincts tell her that the backstory might make an intriguing television sweeps piece.

The groom, Mark, last seen at the rehearsal dinner, never showed up for the wedding, humiliating his bride, Madeline—and her high-strung, high-society mother—in front of 300 guests. His own mother, eager to spare him further embarrassment, waited weeks before filing a missing-person report and then learned how difficult it is to get police, or the media, interested in missing men.

Now Riley is up against a boss who thinks that finding a famed missing fish will net the station higher ratings, a meth cartel trying to assassinate a K-9 dog because of his powerful nose for drugs, and a neighbor who holds perpetual garage sales that attract traffic at odd hours.

When her missing-person case leads to a murder investigation, Riley discovers a startling motive for Mark's disappearance—and a TV exclusive guaranteed to win the ratings . . . if she lives to report it.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Julie Kramer grew up on the Minnesota-Iowa State Line on a farm that's been in her family for 130 years. But instead of farming corn or cattle, she decided to farm news and went into journalism. She worked for nearly 20 years at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she used to run their investigative unit. Now she does freelance network news producing.

Her debut thriller, STALKING SUSAN, won the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, and Best First Mystery at the Romantic Times Awards. It was also a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and is a nominee for both the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel.

She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, MN.

OTHER BOOKS:
Stalking Susan (2008) Now out in paperback!

WEBSITE:
http://www.juliekramerbooks.com/

JULIE'S AUTUMN MINNESOTA LIBRARY TOUR

Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 pm
White Bear Lake, MN
White Bear Public Library
4698 Clark Ave.
speaking & signing

Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm
Ortonville, MN
Ortonville Public Library
412 NW 2nd Street
speaking and signing

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm
St. Paul, MN
St. Paul Public Library, Rice Street Branch
1011 Rice St.
speaking & signing

Sunday, October 11, 2:00 pm
Rochester, MN
Rochester Public Library
Coffee House Author Series
101 2nd St SE.

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm
Hopkins, MN
Hopkins Public Library
22 11th Ave. N.
speaking and signing

Thursday, October 29, 6:30 pm
Shakopee, MN
Scott County Library
235 S. Lewis Street
speaking and signing

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