Pioneer Press: Larry Millett's new mystery shifts style
"I've been writing classic mystery novels in which everything gets explained and wrapped up at the end," Larry Millett says. "This book is a bit different, more contemporary in sensibility in how we deal with murder and evil."
Millett is talking about his new novel, "Strongwood: A Crime Dossier," the story of 22-year-old Addie Strongwood, a Minneapolis working-class woman on trial in 1903 for the shooting death of her rich lover, Michael Masterson. Addie, who's beautiful and well-spoken, claims she killed the man in self-defense.