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Pat and Gary at ONCE UPON A CRIME are informal, low-tech, and happy to provide the best customer service around. They carry thousands of new mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction and also have a large collection of rare, used, and hard-to-get volumes. They can order almost any book. Feel free to call ahead to check to see if the book you want is in stock: X612-870-3785X or EMAIL. Please drop a note if you would like to be on the e-mail notification list for information about upcoming appearances.

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Below you will find a rolling list of upcoming store events. Please stop by for any appearance or just to visit and check out the incredible collection!

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See list of store events below

UPCOMING EVENTS: All readings/signings listed below are evening events unless otherwise indicated.

Tues. Oct 27 - 7:00 Michael Stanley "A Death in the Family" - Publication Party & Signing.

Mon. Nov 2 - 7:00 Kristi BelCamino "Blessed Are Those Who Mourn" - Launch Party for this Minnesota author.

Wed. Nov 4 - 7:00 John Gaspard "Miser's Dream" (Third in the series) with Steve Carlson, guest magician, appearing with this Minnesota author.

Sat. Nov 14 - 12:00-2:00 Peter Rennebohm "Shepherd Lake" (the sequel to "Blue Springs") - Signing, refreshments and conversation with this Minnesota author.

Sat. Nov 21 - 12:00-2:00 Michael Black "Uncut Terror" (Executioner series) - Signing and conversation with this Illinois author.

Sat. Nov 28 - 12:00-2:00 Christine Husom "Secret in Whitetail Lake" and "The Iced Princess" - Signing and conversation with this Minnesota author.

Sat. Dec 5 - 1:00-3:00 Jeff Siger "Devil of Delphi" (Excellent series set in Greece) - Signing and conversation with this NY author.

Sat. Dec 12 - 1:00-3:00 Allen Eskens "The Guise of Another" - Signing and conversation with this Minnesota author.

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