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Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Victoria Houston to share the 16th novel Dead Loudmouth in her Loon Lake Mystery Series.
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Victoria Houston was born and raised in Rhinelander, WI, in the heart of the fishing culture where she sets her mystery series. She grew up fishing for walleye and bluegills and muskie – and when she turned fifty, she learned to fly fish! She moved back to Rhinelander in 1996 (having been gone for over 30 years) where she hunts, fishes and writes mysteries.
Victoria Houston and Dead Loudmouth events:
Wednesday, June 29: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Once Upon A Crime, Minneapolis, MN; Author chat and signing
Wednesday, July 6: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour at the Dock Café in Stillwater, MN sponsored by Valley Bookstore; Author Talk and Signing
It’s a bright summer morning in Loon Lake when Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris is called to the scene of a horrific accident that occurred in the dead of night at a local gentleman’s club. The club is owned by one of the victims, a member of the private Deer Creek Fishing and Hunting Preserve and the scion of a wealthy Wisconsin family. When the county coroner is unavailable due to a car accident, Chief Ferris deputizes her close friend and fellow fly-fisherman, retired dentist “Doc” Osborne, to step in.
Osborne’s discovery of mysterious footprints confirms Chief Ferris’s suspicions: this is no accident; it’s murder. Leaning on Doc Osborne for his forensic and interrogation skills, Lew also hopes to enlist the help of Ray Pradt, fishing guide and expert tracker. But Ray’s time is limited as he is coaching the University of Wisconsin’s fishing team in a muskie fishing tournament. Things get complicated when Doc Osborne’s granddaughter disappears on the first day of the tournament. Sunny June days turn dark as a desperate search ensues.