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Pat and Gary at ONCE UPON A CRIME are informal, low-tech, and happy to provide the best customer service around. They carry thousands of new mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction and also have a large collection of rare, used, and hard-to-get volumes. They can order almost any book. Feel free to call ahead to check to see if the book you want is in stock: X612-870-3785X or EMAIL. Please drop a note if you would like to be on the e-mail notification list for information about upcoming appearances.

This site is simple: if you CLICK HERE, you will be taken to a page with maps and information to find the store location. Call if you get lost!

Below you will find a rolling list of upcoming store events. Please stop by for any appearance or just to visit and check out the incredible collection!

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See list of
store events below

UPCOMING EVENTS: All readings/signings listed below are evening events unless otherwise indicated.

Sat. Mar 5 - Noon to 2:00 Laura Childs "Devonshire Scream" - Signing and Refreshments. CLICK HERE for more information.

Wed. Mar 9th - Brian Freeman...NOT an appearance or reading but the date is set to let you know to reserve "Goodbye for the Dead" to pick up later or have it mailed. OUAC will have a limited number of this fine mystery. Brian has more than outdone himself with this one--it's an excellent read. Call 612-870-3785 or email onceuponacrime@earthlink.net to reserve your copy: signed only, signed and dated, or signed/inscribed. (Inscription will require a credit card.)

Fri. Mar 18 - 7:00 Randy Wayne White "Deep Blue" - Talk & Signing.

Sat. Mar 19 - 12:00 Philip Donlay "Pegasus Down" - Signing.

Sun. Mar 20 - 4:00 Owen Laukkanen "The Watcher in the Wall."

Wed.. Mar 23 - 7:30 Libby Fischer Hellman "Jump Cut" (Ellie Foreman mystery).

Sat. Apr 9 - 12:00 Rick Ollerman "Truth Always Kills" - Signing.

Sat. Apr 30 - 7:00 John Sandford "Extreme Prey" - Discussion and Signing.

Wed. Jun 1 - 7:00 David Housewright "Stealing the Countess" - Reception.

Come meet your
favorite authors
and join the fun!
Can’t attend? Call or email and we will reserve a signed and/or inscribed copy for you.

RESERVES GET THE BEST COPIES! Signed/inscribed copies require a credit card.

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