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Minnesota Not So Nice: Eighteen Tales of Bad Behavior

ISBN: 9780999437124
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Trim: 6” x 9” inches
Published: 9/4/2020

 2021 Silver Falchion Award Finalist for Best Short Story Collection presented by the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

When “Minnesota Nice” flies out the window, Bad Behavior takes center stage. The Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime explores what defines the legendary “Minnesota Nice” and why Bad Behavior sometimes has its own rewards in their latest mystery anthology. Eighteen tales of Bad Behavior from some of Minnesota’s best crime fiction authors.


Barbara Deese is the author of the No Ordinary Women book club mysteries, as well as short fiction.

Pat Dennis is the author of the coloring book Kill Me! My Husband’s Retired! as well as numerous novels and short stories.

Michael Allan Mallory’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and he is co-author of two novels featuring mystery’s first zoologist sleuth.

Timya Owen is an author and editor whose first work appeared in the mystery anthology Dark Side of the Loon: Where History Meets Mystery.


“This not-to-be missed collection of mysteries captures everything there is to love-and fear-about those who live in the land of hot dishes and 10,000 lakes. These talented writers will make sure you never look at Minnesota Nice in the same way again.”-- Kristi Belcamino (USA Today Best-Selling Crime Fiction Writer)

“Delightfully devious!”-- Anne Frasier (New York Times Best-Selling Author)

“…sit back and savor these twisted tales of mystery and imagination, brought to you with an unmistakably Minnesota flavor. You’ll soon discover why readers can’t get enough of our state’s rich community of writers.”-- Brian Freeman (New York Times Best-Selling Author)