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  Thursday January 18, 2018  -  Craig Macintosh

“Meet The Author” Series 

 Meet The Author" is held at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068. This  program is co-sponsored by RAAC and the Library.

 Each event runs from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The program begins with an author presentation about their self, their  book and writing style, followed by Q&A and book selling and autographing by the author.

 Cookies and water are furnished at no charge.

Craig MacIntosh, a former newspaper political cartoonist and illustrator for 22 years, served as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam in 1969. He was also a syndicated cartoon strip artist before retiring in 2013. WOLF's Baja is his sixth novel. He lives in Rosemount. 

  Thursday February 15, 2018  -  Joe Krogman

Unidentified human remains add up to some 4,400 new cases every year. When the manner of death is determined a homicide, bringing the case to a successful resolution and the murderer to justice is nearly impossible.

However, when identity can be established, life segments begin to congeal, possible suspects are established and through the process of elimination a prime suspect emerges. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Sometimes it doesn’t.

As investigators build their case, there are times when the simplest of requests are the hardest to fulfill, the best of intentions leading to the worst of conclusions. At times like this investigators can find themselves out there edging their way across a high-wire and working without a net. 
Joe Krogman lives in a suburb of St. Paul, MN with his wife of forty four years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. 
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  Thursday March 22, 2018  -  Jeffrey Burton

FBI Special Agent Drew Cady is reluctantly drawn into investigating the assassination of a sitting United States Senator. Strangely, the senator's death is linked to a murdered Baltimore junkie with an identical M.O.--a single stab wound to the heart and a typed eulogy left at the scene. As Agent Cady deals with a professional hit man known only as the Canadian, a breakthrough Alzheimer's drug, a misanthropic hacker, and a Mexican drug cartel, he peels back the layers of deceit and comes to realize that even the reddest of red herrings can bite.

And unfortunately for all involved, the killings have just begun.

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Jeffrey B. Burton was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received his BA in Journalism at the University of Minnesota. Novels in Burton's Agent Drew Cady mystery series include The Chessman, The Lynchpin, and The Eulogist. His short stories have appeared in dozens of magazines. Jeff is a member of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), the International Association of Crime Writers, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and MNArtists.org. Jeff lives in St. Paul with his wife, daughter, and an irate Pomeranian named Lucy. 
Find out more at www.JeffreyBBurton.com

  Thursday April 19, 2018  -  Carolyn Porter

Carolyn Porter is a graphic designer and self-professed typography geek who designed P22 Marcel Script. Released in 2014, this font has garnered four international honors, including the prestigious Certificate for Typographic Excellence from the New York Type Director’s Club, typeface competitions by Communication Arts and Print magazines, and was a selection for the 2015 Project Passion exhibition. Carolyn graduated from Apple Valley High School and currently lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with her husband and their beloved black lab.
During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love, along with testimony about day-to-day survival. Sixty years later, designer Carolyn Porter found his letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota and began to transform Marcel’s handwriting into a modern computer font. After having a letter translated, she became obsessed with finding answers to the questions: Who was Marcel? Why had he been in Germany? Why were his precious letters for sale halfway around the world? And most importantly: Did Marcel survive? Carolyn’s obsessive, hope-filled quest for answers has been recounted in the book “Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate.”
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  Thursday May 17, 2018  -  Jeff Falkington

A sequel, Sherlock Holmes: In Search of the Source, is set in the booming capital city of St. Paul, MN in December 1896. Minnesota's history, geography and cultural diversity play key roles in solving the murder mystery in both books.

Jeff also has developed a popular Book Talks program, which he has conducted at nearly 80 schools, libraries, historical societies and book or social clubs all across Minnesota and its neighboring states. 

Details can be found at www.cccaper.com
Jeff Falkingham has published two works of historical fiction that bring Sherlock Holmes to Minnesota in the late 1800s:

Sherlock Holmes and the County Courthouse Caper is set in Jeff's hometown of Browns Valley, MN, in November 1886. It chronicles a battle over the site of the Traverse County Seat. The story's narrator is a 12-year-old boy.
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