StarTribune: The Streel

Interview with Mary Logue author of The Streel

From “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake) comes a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in nineteenth-century Deadwood

Mary Logue’s new mystery, “The Streel,” published by the University of Minnesota Press, features a tough and resilient teenage heroine fresh off the boat from Ireland. Young Brigid and her brother Seamus leave their family behind as they flee the potato famine, looking for work in the New World. But what they find is a whole bunch of trouble and, as in any mystery worth its salt, a mysterious dead body.

Logue, who lives in Golden Valley, has written more than a dozen books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and was the author of the Star Tribune’s inaugural summer serial, “Giving Up the Ghost.”

Here, she talks about the genesis of the spunky Brigid, the book’s mysterious title, and how she fell in love with doing research.


Read the entire interview.