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Minnesota Crime Wave Authors Arrest Audience in St. Michael
The Minnesota Crime Wave visited the St. Michael Public Library on Jan. 24 and arrested the audience's attention with a discussion on mystery-related topics. The Minnesota Crime Wave includes Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger, all Minnesota authors. They each talked about their current books in the works, character and plot development, and their own backgrounds. They encouraged audience interaction, and were peppered with many questions including, "How much of your heroes' and heroines' lives resemble your own?" And, "Who do you like to read?" They concluded the evening with a book signing. The Legacy event was funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.