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

Mon. Nov 3 - 7:00 Chuck Logan"Fallen Angel" - Reading & Signing.

Wed. Nov 5 - 7:00 John Gaspard "The Bullet Catch." A Reception and Signing with this Minnesota author also includes a special appearance by Close-Up Magician of the Year Suzanne Sinclair.

Fri. Nov 7 - 7:00 John Connolly "Wolf in Winter" - The 12th entry in the Charlie "Bird" Parker series, with an ex-NYPD detective turned private investigator in cases taking him to locations in North America, but primarily in Maine - AND TO PROVIDE SOME DOUBLE TROUBLE FROM TWO ENTERTAINING IRISHMEN - Paul Charles "Down on Cyprus Avenue," the first in a new series featuring ex-RUC D.I. McCusker - Discussion/Q & A and Signing.

Thurs. Nov 13 - 7:00 Kathleen Ernst "Tradition of Deceit" - #5 in the Ellefson series by this Wisconsin author and set in Minneapolis.

Tues. Nov 18 - 7:00 Chris Everheart "The Delphi Revelation: Book III in The Delphi Trilogy" - Young Adult series - Reception & Signing.

Sat. Nov 22 - 12:00-2:00 Dennis Herschbach "A River Through Two Harbors" - A Signing with this Minnesota author.

Tues. Dec 2 - 7:00 Jeffrey Siger "Sons of Sparta" - Reading & Signing.

Sat. Dec 6 - 12:00-2:00 Laura Childs "Scorched Eggs" Signing & Refreshments. CLICK HERE to find out more.

Sat. Feb 7 - 1:00-3:00 Jess Lourey "February Fever" - Launch party & Refreshments.

Wed. Mar 4 - 7:00 Cara Black "Murder on the Champ de Mars."

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and join the fun!
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