Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis
|where to find my books
You can buy In the Wind and Through the Cracks directly from the publisher or a bookseller of your choice. You already know how to buy books from the big guys - but think about acting locally. Independent booksellers are the ultimate book lovers. They deserve our support. My local is The Book Mark, a college bookstore that also carries a wide variety of general interest children's and adult books - including my books.
My personal favorite places to get a mystery fix are Once Upon a Crime and Uncle Egar's, both in Minneapolis. If you're ever in the area, you need to visit these national treasures. They know everything there is to know about crime fiction and are happy to take orders by phone. (Or, as Pat and Gary of Once Upon a Crime say, "for a good crime, call 612-870-3785")
Don't have an independent bookseller in your area? No problem. Most of the stores below provide internet or telephone service. And those that specialize in the genre know more about mysteries than anyone in the known universe.
If buying isn't an option, see if your local public library has In the Wind or Through the Cracks. You can search a lot of libraries at once through Worldcat - though not every library is included, and sometimes for technical reasons it looks as if you have to travel to the main library when a local branch actually has it. You might have better luck going straight to your local library's Website.
If it's not in the catalog, ask about it. Libraries welcome suggestions for books from the public, or may be able to borrow it from another library for you. And, apart from the undead librarians in Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, they very rarely bite.
Uncle Edgar's, Minneapolis
photo by Olivander