Deadly Stillwater (McRyan Mystery Series)

| August 25, 2013


Deadly Stillwater (McRyan Mystery Series)

Award winning author, Roger Stelljes, delivers a mystery that is the second book in the McRyan Mystery Series (FIRST CASE – prequel novella, THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY – #1 McRyan Series). Stelljes’ vivid characters, his gift for GRITTY and REAL DIALOGUE (slang/jargon/behind the scenes dialog), as well as his uncanny sense of place and time, will put you in the middle of the action allowing you to feel the desperation of Mac McRyan and his fellow detectives.

Vince Flynn has described Roger Stelljes as “A powerful new thriller voice.”
Fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and James Patterson will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota.


“Deadly Stillwater” was named the Midwest Book Awards Winner – Genre Fiction for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards.
“On the edge of your seat reading… holds you captive until till you reach the very end.” NYBrat on Amazon – FIVE STARS
“Chock full of suspense, a great quick read! Don’t start if you cannot finish it!” KDP on Amazon – FIVE STARS
“Well conceived thriller… I enjoyed the book enough to read it twice.” Cutfade on Amazon – FIVE STARS
“Pleasantly surprised! The characters were interesting and the suspense kept increasing as I progressed into the book. I look forward to more books by this author… well done!” Rebap on Amazon – FIVE STARS


Deadly Stillwater delivers…
GRITTY and REAL DIALOGUE… behind the scenes banter & slang of the detectives.
VIVID YET QUIRKY CHARACTERS… likeable characters faults and all.
A STORY THAT BUILDS…with clues that puts you in the middle of the action.

An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department.The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. It is a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won’t be able to put down until its last gripping minute.


FIRST CASE – new release – McRyan Mystery Series Novella (12 chapters/25,280 words)
A prestigous job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life. But then, as it so often does, life gets in the way and changes the course you have selected. For Michael McKenzie “Mac” McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the “family business” – the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, the ruggedly handsome Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn’t add up. In an emotional envestigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE.

THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY – McRyan Mystery Series #1
Merit Award Winner for Commercial Fiction for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards and it was also a Minnesota Book Awards Nominee.

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW – 5 STARS – “In The St. Paul Conspiracy fourth-generation homicide detective Michael McKenzie “Mac” McRyan becomes involved in a complex murder investigation with repercussions far beyond an ordinary serial killer case – national and political security concerns lie at the root of this tangled, fast-paced crime novel. Rendering its setting of historic St. Paul, Minnesota in exquisite detail, The St. Paul Conspiracy renders a manhunt that is much more than it seems with colorful flair and a knack for savvy dialogue.”


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