Author: Christine Husom

Christine Husom has been writing and creating stories since the age of six, and realized her dream of getting published in 2008. A long-time mystery lover, Husom served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and trained with the St. Paul Police Department where she gained firsthand knowledge of law enforcement policies and procedures.

She is the author of the Winnebago County Mysteries; suspense-filled police procedurals set in central Minnesota, including Murder in Winnebago County, Buried in Wolf Lake, An Altar by the River, The Noding Field Mystery, and Secret in Whitetail Lake. And also authors the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries from Penguin Random House, Berkley Prime Crime. They’re character-driven cozies, also set in Minnesota and include Snow Way Out and The Iced Princess. Frosty the Dead Man will be released in 2016.

Husom has stories in four anthologies; Novel Writing Tips and Techniques from Authors of Second Wind Publishing, Love is on the Wind, Murder in the Wind, and Festival of Crime. She wrote a collaborative novel, Rubicon Ranch: Riley’s Story, with eight other authors, and co-edited Festival of Crime for Nodin Press.

She was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award in 2010 and 2012, 2013, and 2015 and the IPPY award in 2009 and 2012. She was selected to be the moderator at author panels for Malice Domestic, 2015, and Bouchercon, 2015. Husom is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the National Sisters in Crime, and active with the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.

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Frosty the Dead Man - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery, #3

Frosty the Dead Man
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425270820
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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A snow globe becomes a murder weapon in the latest cozy mystery from the national bestselling author of Snow Way Out and The Iced Princess.

Mayor Lewis Frost has always been known as Frosty to his friends—not that he has many these days. Controversies swirling around the city council have members wondering if Frosty is trying to snow them. After one councilman storms off in a huff, the mayor turns to curio shop manager Camryn Brooks and asks her to consider taking a seat on the council.

 

Later, when Cami goes to his office to discuss the proposal, her blood runs cold. She finds Frosty dead, and the very snow globe she sold him earlier that day lies in sparkling shards on his carpet—along with a large diamond. Does the snow globe—which features a peculiar tableau of an armed man and three menacing bears—hold a clue to Frosty’s demise? One way or another, it’s up to Cami to shake things up before the killer’s trail goes cold...

Snow globe-making projects and tips included!


The Iced Princess - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery, #2

The Iced Princess
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425270813
  • Release: 2015-12-01
  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The national bestselling author of Snow Way Out returns with more sparkling snow globes and cold-blooded murder...

It’s that time of the year again—the Christmas rush is about to begin, and curio shop owner Camryn Brooks and her BFF, coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson, need to hire additional help. Their former high-school classmate, Molly Dalton, is not exactly who they had in mind. Has the rich socialite worked a day in her life? But Molly practically begs for the job.

On her first day, Molly seems to be in her own little world, and Cami worries that her new employee may flake out. The problem turns out to be far worse than that when Cami discovers Molly dead in the back of the shop, after drinking a poisoned cup of coffee. Soon there is an avalanche of suspects as Cami starts shoveling through the clues—including a shattered snow globe of Marilyn Monroe. Now Cami will have to venture out of her safety zone before the pathological poisoner stirs up more trouble...

Snow globe-making projects and tips included!


Snow Way Out - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery

Snow Way Out
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425270806
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Curio shop manager Camryn Brooks thought she’d seen every kind of snow globe?until she saw one depicting a crime scene?

Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them.  In fact, they’re so popular, Cami and her friend?coffee shop owner Alice ?Pinky” Nelson?are hosting a snow globe making class.

After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots a new globe left behind on a shelf, featuring an odd tableau?a man sleeping on a park bench.

On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe?a man sitting on a bench. But he isn’t sleeping?he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, it’s clear they consider Cami a little flaky and possibly a suspect. After her friends also come under suspicion, Cami starts plowing through clues to find the cold-blooded backstabber?before someone else gets iced?

Snow globe making projects and tips included!