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David Housewright

David Housewright, is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America. His first novel Penance earned an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as well as a Shamus nomination from the PWA. He won three Minnesota Book Awards for Practice to Deceive, Jelly’s Gold, and Curse of the Jade Lily. Housewright is best known for the Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor novels set mostly in Minnesota. A reformed newspaper reporter and ad man, he has also taught novel-writing courses at the University of Minnesota and Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. His name and face was added to “Minnesota Writers on the Map” by the Minnesota Historical Society and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Recent & Notable Works

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Something Wicked (Minotaur Books, 2022)
What Doesn’t Kill Us (Minotaur Books, 2021)
From the Grave (Minotaur Books, 2020)
Dead Man’s Mistress (Minotaur Books, 2019)
From The Grave (Minotaur Books, 2020)
Dead Man’s Mistress (forthcoming from Minotaur Books, May 2019)
First Kill the Lawyers (Minotaur Books, 2019)
Like to Die (Minotaur Books, 2018)
Darkness, Sing Me a Song (Minotaur Books, 2018)
What the Dead Leave Behind (Minotaur Books, 2017)
Stealing the Countess (Minotaur Books, 2016)
Unidentified Woman #15 (Minotaur Books, 2015)
The Devil May Care (Minotaur Books, 2014)
The Last Kind Word (Minotaur Books, 2013)
Finders Keepers (Down & Out Books, 2012)
The Devil and the Diva (Down & Out Books, 2012)
Curse of the Jade Lily (Minotaur Books, 2012)
Highway 61 (Minotaur Books, 2011)
The Taking of Libbie, SD (Minotaur Books, 2010)
Jelly’s Gold (Minotaur Books, 2009)
Madman on a Drum (Minotaur Books, 2008)
Dead Boyfriends (Minotaur Books, 2007)
Pretty Girl Gone (Minotaur Books, 2006)
Tin City (St. Martin’s/Minotaur Books, 2005)
A Hard Ticket Home (Minotaur Books, 2004)
Dearly Departed (W. W. Norton, 1999)
Practice to Deceive (Foul Play Press, 1997)
Penance (Foul Play Press, 1995)

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