Pioneer Press: Larry Millett's new mystery shifts style

By Mary Ann Grossmann
Pioneer Press

Millett_Strongwood cover"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.

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