It was a packed bookstore at Once Upon a Crime last night as Judy read from and signed copies of her newly-released mystery, WHOSE HAND?
WHOSE HAND? is the second in Judy’s mystery series. The story opens with a man reeling in a severed hand while fishing on Lake Harriet, setting off a new mystery for reporter Skeeter Hughes to solve. When Judy shared this opening chapter with our writing class a few summers ago, I was hooked. Beyond the great premise is a talented protagonist who really does care about her work and her family, though finding a perfect balance is well, sometimes less than perfect.
Judy was a reporter herself for many years at the Pioneer Press and it shows in her mysteries. Combining behind-the-scene details of the newspaper industry with some great local color of the Twin Cities makes WHOSE HAND? a fun read.
For more info check out Judy’s blog
Judy’s first book is titled, WHERE’S BILLIE?
Both books are published by Nodin Press