Saint Mudd

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North Star Press of St. Cloud, Incorporated, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A reporter in Depression-era St. Paul, Grover Mudd gambles on the reluctant support of the fledgling FBI in his effort to break a ring of ruthless gangsters and crooked cops. By the author of The Weatherman.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A reckless newspaper columnist exposes mobster coddling and official corruption in Depression-era St. Paul. Chicago wasn't the only jazz-age crime capital and Al Capone wasn't the only crimelord. St ... Read full review

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This raw, gritty first novel hews fairly closely to the hard-boiled detective tradition, with the twist that protagonist Grover Mudd is a newspaper columnist. The journeyman journalist covers early ... Read full review

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Steve Thayer was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and continues to make his home in the suburb city of Edina. Wolf Pass is his sixth novel, and continues the story of Wisconsin-local Deputy Pennington, who, now in secluded retirement, narrates his experiences working for the Kickapoo Falls sheriff's department in the 1960s.

His first book, published in 1994, is titled Saint Mudd. His second book and a national best seller, The Weatherman was published first in Hardcover in 1995 and then paperback in 1996. Silent Snow followed to rave reviews as well.

Steve always thoroughly researches his novels. In once instance, he took a part time job with a local weatherman to learn the ins-and-outs of weather for his upcoming novel. For Wolf Pass, Steve researched German prisoner-of-war camps located in Wisconsin during WWII.

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