(Twin Cities) – Fans of a good mystery will have the opportunity to meet two award-winning authors who write in that genre at Twin Cities Barnes & Noble bookstores in August. Marilyn Jax and Jim Proebstle are planning a joint book tour.
Jax, who resides in the Twin Cities, will debut her just released third novel, “Sapphire Trails,” at the events. She will also sign copies of her other two highly acclaimed books, “Road to Omalos” and “The Find.” All three titles are murder mysteries featuring fictional Miami-based private investigators Claire Caswell and Gaston “Guy” Lombard.
“Sapphire Trails” is set at a lodge in the mountains of Montana. “Road to Omalos,” winner of several book awards, including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery/Suspense of 2011 and the International Book Award for Best Fiction Thriller/Adventure of 2011, is set in Miami and on the Greek Island of Crete. “The Find,” which has won six book awards, including a 2008 Indie Excellence Award, is set in Miami and the Caribbean.
Proebstle, who is from the Chicago area, will sign copies of “Fatal Incident,” an award-winning WW II historical fiction story of conspiracy, espionage and human emotions based on a true Minnesota story with real Minnesota characters who are involved in an unresolved military air disaster in Alaska. “In the Absence of Honor,” winner of two book awards, positions conspiracy, power, greed and love at center stage in a story of Native American corruption in Minnesota casinos, and will also be available.
Here are the dates and locations for the authors’ appearances:
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, 1p.m. - 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Apple Valley, Minn., 14880 Florence Trail.
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Woodbury, Minn., 7020 Valley Creek Plaza.
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Roseville, Minn., 2100 North Snelling Avenue.
About Marilyn Jax
Marilyn Jax served as a veteran, senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)-retired. She is an international award-winning mystery author.
Jax lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana. She draws on her vast experience as an investigator as she crafts her spellbinding story lines filled with vivid settings and unforgettable characters.
She developed and teaches a Mystery Writer's Workshop where she shares her secrets for writing a compelling mystery filled with suspense, tension, intriguing plots, haunting characters, clues, twists and turns, red herrings, and more. Jax enjoys sharing her experience as an investigator and as a mystery novelist with others, encouraging people of all ages to follow their dreams and pursue careers they feel passionate about.
Jax received her B.A. from Bethel University and completed post-graduate study at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
About Jim Proebstle
Jim Proebstle’s award-winning novels, “In the Absence of Honor” and “Fatal Incident,” have sold in over 19 countries with positive reviews and industry awards. His writing continues to focus on Minnesota history, culture and lore as a backdrop for his conspiracy, suspense and mystery stories.
He and his wife, Carole, call northern Minnesota home for the summer months. Deer Park, Illinois is their permanent residence, close to their two children and five grandchildren.
Proebstle received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Michigan State University and remains a loyal Spartan. His corporate career in sales and management prepared him to form Prodyne, Inc. – a management-consulting firm in which he is still active.