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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.

This site is simple: if you CLICK HERE, you will be taken to a page with maps and information to find the store location. Call if you get lost!

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.

Fri. Oct 2 - 7:00 Stuart Neville "Those We Left Behind" - Discussion/Signing.

Sat Oct 3 - 12:00-2:00 Brian Lutterman "Windfall" - Signing with this Minnesota author.

Sat. Oct 10 - 12:00-2:00 Laura Childs "Parchment and Old Lace" (Scrapbooking mystery). CLICK HERE to find out more.

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

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

Come meet your
favorite authors
and join the fun!
Can’t attend? Call or email and we will reserve a signed and/or inscribed copy for you.

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