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The Persian Pickle Club

The Persian Pickle Club
  • Author(s): Sandra Dallas
  • Location(s): Harveyville, Kansas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there’s not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the...

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In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
  • Author(s): Truman Capote
  • Location(s): Holcomb, Kansas
  • Genre(s): Crime, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1959

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the...

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The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig
  • Author(s): Don Zolidis
  • Location(s): Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Humour, Romance, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1994

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God) 1994 The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing...

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Echoes Among the Stones

Echoes Among the Stones
  • Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1946 and modern

After Aggie Dunkirk’s career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her vintage, though very outdated, home. Aggie didn’t plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become,...

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Survival of the Fritters

Survival of the Fritters
  • Author(s): Ginger Bolton
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modernn

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay...

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Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
  • Author(s): Sandra Balzo
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Patricia Harper is dead, killed by a hot-wired espresso machine, in Uncommon Grounds, her very own gourmet coffee store! Maggy Thorsen wants to know who killed one of her partners. Maggy needs the store to succeed. Starting over after...

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The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory
  • Author(s): Jordan Castillo Price
  • Location(s): Madison, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father’s heart. The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers. They’re...

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The Curse of Misty Wayfair

The Curse of Misty Wayfair
  • Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1908 and early 21st century

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience...

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Old World Murder

Old World Murder
  • Author(s): Kathleen Ernst
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Trying to leave painful memories behind her, Chloe Ellefson is making a fresh start. She’s the new collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum showcasing 1870s settlement life. On her first day, Chloe meets with an...

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Dead Angler

Dead Angler
  • Author(s): Victoria Houston
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In Wisconsin’s Northwoods, fishing is a way of life — and when the muskies are biting, life couldn’t be better. But when Doc Osborne catches more than he bargained for, he winds up in the middle of a murder...

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