Monday, August 10, 2009

Once Upon A Crime Bookstore

Once Upon A Crime Bookstore
604 W. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Owners: Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp

Established 1987, Once Upon A Crime hosts an annual "Write of Spring" - an open house celebrating MN authors and their fans, every March. Last year we had over 60 authors in attendance.

Coming out the end of this month from Nodin Press: "Once Upon a Crime" - an anthology of 24 crime stories, includes 16 MN authors, plus an introduction by Vince Flynn.

Following is a list of Minnesota authors we are featuring on August 27 at our "Once Upon a Crime" anthology launch party:

Chris Everheart, Gary R. Bush (editors and story contributors)
Norton Stillman, publisher
David Housewright
Michael Stanley (actually, one half of the duo: Stanley Trollip
Maureen Fischer
Anne Frasier
Pat Dennis
William Kent Krueger
Terri Persons
Sujata Massey
Marilyn Victor

Additionally, we would like to congratulate MN authors, Julie Kramer and William Kent Kruger for their Anthony Award nominations.

Once Upon a Crime was just voted as "Best Mystery Store" for the Crimespree Awards. Both the Crimespree and the Anthony award will be presented at Bouchercon in October in Indianapolis.

MN author signing dates:

  • Wed Aug 19 7:00 Judith Yates Borger “Where’s Billie?” Launch party MN author debut
  • Fri Aug 21 7:00 Susan Runholt “Rescuing Seneca Crane” Publication/Birthday Party/refreshments
  • Thu Aug 27 7:00 Once Upon A Crime the anthology edited by Gary R. Bush & Chris Everheart with introduction by Vince Flynn Launch party refreshments. Stories contributed by: William Kent Krueger, Lori L. Lake, Gary R. Bush, Reed Farrel Coleman, Anthony Neil Smith, Mary Logue, Lois Greiman. Libby Fischer Hellmann, Max Allan Collins & Barbara Collins, Sujata Massey, Marilyn Victor, C. J. Box, Ken Bruen, Michael Stanley, Gary Phillips, Anne Frasier, Troy Cook, Pat Dennis, David Housewright, Terri Persons, Maureen Fischer, Pete Hautman, Chris Everheart and S. J. Rozan
  • Sat Aug 29 12:00-2:00 Jess Lourey “September Fair” refreshments
  • Tue Sep 1 7:00 Sister in Crime meets the book to read is Linda Barnes’ Heart of the World
  • Wed Sep 2 7:00 William Kent Krueger “Heaven’s Keep” publication Party refreshments
    Marilyn Victor, Michael Mallory. Camille Hyytinen and Lois Greiman (facilitaors for monthly book club (2nd Wednesdays)
  • Thu Sep 10 7:00 Jan Dunlap “Murder on Warbler Weekend” Launch party refreshments
  • Sat Sep 12 12:00-2:00 Christopher Valen “The Black Minute” Signing/refreshments
  • Sat Sep 26 12:00-2:00 Pete Hautman “How to Steal a Car” young adult signing/refreshments
  • Wed Sep 30 7:00 John Sandford “Rough Country” a Virgil Flowers novel
  • Thu Oct 8 7:00 Sister In Crime meets book choice is Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke
  • Sat Oct 10 12:00-2:00 Laura Childs “Tragic Magic” Signing/refreshments
  • Sat Dec 6 12:00-2:00 Laura Childs “Eggs Benedict Arnold” signing/refreshments
  • Thu Oct 15 7:00 Vince Flynn "Pursuit of Honor" signing/refreshments

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy the book signings at Once Upon a Crime. The most fun we had was when Randy Wayne White showed up in March with a bottle of tequila and a stack of paper cups.