Greed, Rage, and Love Gone Wrong

Murder in Minnesota


Bruce Rubenstein

A grisly collection of murder mysteries rooted in Minnesota

Bruce Rubenstein reveals the seamy side of life in Minnesota, from the Red River Valley to Hennepin Avenue. Unearthing interviews, records of court proceedings, newspaper stories, and police evidence, Rubenstein recounts ten murders in Minnesota, including the O’Kasick brothers’s killing spree, the Congdon mansion murders in Duluth, and the chilling story of random killings in northeast Minneapolis committed by drifters.

Rubenstein’s writing style is provocative and clever, making this book a quick and enjoyable read.

Winona Daily News

Writing about murder mysteries for over twenty-five years, Bruce Rubenstein gives us a collection of Minnesota crimes in Greed, Rage, and Love Gone Wrong. Whether the killer is greedy and devoid of human compassion, desperate about money or love, or simply filled with bottled-up rage, this book puts the reader at the scene of the most notorious murders in the state.

Bruce Rubenstein is a writer who specializes in true crime and legal stories. His work has appeared in many publications, including City Pages, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, and Chicago Magazine. He is the recipient of the Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Media Award.

Rubenstein’s writing style is provocative and clever, making this book a quick and enjoyable read.

Winona Daily News

Bruce Rubenstein digs under the blanket of pure snow and Minnesota Nice to uncover the true stories of ten infamous murders in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Minnesota Magazine

If you like murder stories, or if you just like a good tale well told, you’re bound to enjoy the ten stories that make up this un-put-downable book by writer Bruce Rubenstein.

Minnesota Law and Politics

This chilling collection of true-crime tales places readers at the scene of the state’s most notorious murders.

Minnesota History

With the skill of an investigative reporter who has written about crime for 25 years, Rubenstein uses court records, interviews, and his own instincts to vividly recount the facts and personalities around these cases.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

In a breezy writing style, investigative reporter Rubenstein looks at 10 murders that have nothing in common except they happened in Minnesota. This book shows murder cuts across social class.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

A collection of 10 grisly Rubenstein tales. The crimes vary from crude spur-of-the-moment stabbings to elaborately planned insurance-fraud schemes.

City Pages

Rubenstein has done his own extensive research to uncover new aspects of the deadly event. In prose as compelling as that of a murder mystery novelist, he paints the characters and motivations of the main players in the drama.

Law and Politics