The St. Paul Conspiracy (McRyan Mystery Series)
Award winning author, Roger Stelljes, delivers an action packed story in the McRyan Mystery Series (FIRST CASE, DEADLY STILLWATER, ELECTING TO MURDER). Homicide detective "Mac" McRyan becomes involved in a complex murder investigation with repercussions far beyond an ordinary serial killer case - national and political security concerns lie at the root of this tangled, fast-paced crime novel. More
Vince Flynn has described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." Fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and James Patterson will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota.
Award winning author, Roger Stelljes, delivers an action packed story that is the 1st book in the McRyan Mystery Series (FIRST CASE - prequel, ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY, DEADLY STILLWATER, ELECTING TO MURDER). Stelljes' vivid characters, his gift for GRITTY and REAL DIALOGUE (slang, jargon, behind the scenes dialog), as well as his uncanny sense of place and time, will put you in the middle of the action allowing you to feel the desperation of Mac McRyan and his fellow detectives.
"The St. Paul Conspiracy" was named the MERIT AWARD WINNER for COMMERCIAL FICTION for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards and it also was a Minnesota Book Awards Nominee.
Murder... Greed... Treason... The morning after Halloween the city of St. Paul awakens to find that a serial killer terrorizing the blue-collar working women of University Avenue has struck for the fifth time. The citizens of St. Paul are on edge.
Thirty-two-year-old fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael McKenzie "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. His day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone.
"Your day just got worse," Mac tells his captain.
The victim is Claire Daniels, the Twin Cities' most prominent political and investigative reporter. Claire was stunningly attractive. She had blonde hair, blue eyes and a curvaceous body she worked on relentlessly. Claire was the desire of every man in town.
With the Daniels murder on top of the latest serial killer attack, the political and media pressure on the St. Paul Police Department only builds and places Mac in the middle of a dangerous and high-stakes murder investigation that will ultimately have national political and security implications.
FIRST CASE - prequel short mystery (12 chapters)
A prestigous job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life. But then, as it so often does, life gets in the way and changes the course you have selected. For "Mac" McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the "family business" - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, the ruggedly handsome Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn't add up. In an emotional envestigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE.
DEADLY STILLWATER - McRyan Mystery Series Book #2
MIPA - Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction
FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Special edition box containing First Case, The St. Paul Conspiracy, and Deadly Stillwater