Focused on Murder

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Britt Johansson, a kickass photojournalist with a big heart and bad social skills follows a coed’s murder to the wilds of the US/Canadian border and lands in the crosshairs of an international crime ring…

…And she’s in way over her head.

Praise for Linda Townsdin

“Linda Townsdin’s novel, Focused on Murder grabs you immediately…If you like complex murder mysteries, bone chilling thrills with a bit of romance, this should be the next book on your reading list.” – Sherry Joyce, author of The Dordogne Deception

“Britt Johansson is strong but slightly flawed, just the way a good fictional heroine should be. The plot is compelling and believable, and the author does a great job painting a picture of life in the small Minnesota town of Spirit Lake. I can’t wait to read more books in this series!” – Sacto Books

“The world of the photojournalist is authentically depicted and the author’s descriptions of the snow-bound Minnesota town where the story takes place are vivid, reminding me of the bleak, inhospitable settings of Steve Hamilton and Jenny Milchman’s novels. Focused on Murder is an outstanding debut novel.” – Nancy Tesler, author of Other Deadly Things mystery series

“Murder is not the only crime going on amid the frozen lakes and frigid forests of northern Minnesota. [In Focused on Murder] Townsdin has created a challenging mystery, spiced it with a cast of deceitful suspects and added appealing touches of noir in the dark settings and some of the dialog. I’m eagerly awaiting Johansson’s next adventure.” – Mark S. Bacon, author of Death in Nostalgia City


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