Christine Husom has been writing and creating stories since the age of six, and realized her dream of getting published in 2008. A long-time mystery lover, Husom served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and trained with the St. Paul Police Department where she gained firsthand knowledge of law enforcement policies and procedures.
She is the author of the Winnebago County Mystery series, police procedurals set in central Minnesota, including Murder in Winnebago County, Buried in Wolf Lake, An Altar by the River, The Noding Field Mystery, A Death in Lionel's Woods, and Secret in Whitetail Lake. She also has stories in four anthologies, and was the co-editor of Festival of Crime. She wrote a collaborative novel, Rubicon Ranch, with eight other authors. She was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and the IPPY award in 2009 and 2012. She was selected to be on the mystery panel, “You Have the Right to Remain Silent”, at Bouchercon 2012, and moderated author panels at Malice Domestic and Bouchercon in 2015.
Husom is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the National Sisters in Crime, and active with the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.
Barns are burning in Blackwood Township, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office realizes they have a firesetter to flush out. The investigation ramps up when a body is found in one of the barns. Meanwhile, deputies are getting disturbing deliveries.It leaves Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes to wonder, what is the firesetter’s message and motive?
An old Dodge Charger on the bottom of a lake turns into a homicide investigation when human remains are found inside the car. Then Sheriff Twardy disappears that same day, leaving everyone to wonder where he went. Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes investigate both mysteries. Little do they know they’re being closely watched by the keeper of the Secret in Whitetail Lake.
Investigating a unidentified woman's death uncovers a human trafficking ring all to close to home in rural Winnebago County, and spurs Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes to track down the offenders and expose their evil deeds before anyone else gets caught in their trap.
When a man’s naked body is found staked out in a farmer’s soybean field, Sgt Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes are called to the scene. The cause of death is not apparent, and the significance of why he was placed there is a mystery. The Winnebago Sheriff’s Department investigates and hits one dead end after the other. Then an old nemesis escapes from jail and plays in the shocking end.
A man phones the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department, frantically reporting his brother is armed with a large dagger and on his way to the county to sacrifice himself. Sergeant Corinne Aleckson takes the call, learning the alarming reasons behind the young man's death wish. The department investigates and plunge into the alleged criminal activities of a hidden cult, and disturbing cover-up.
When a family’s dog brings home the dismembered leg of a young woman, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department launches an investigation unlike any other. Who does the leg belong to, and where is the rest of her body? Sergeant Corinne Aleckson and Detective Elton Dawes discover they are up against an unidentified psychopath who targets women with specific physical features. Who is next?
An unlikely serial killer plagues a rural Minnesota county. The clever murderer leaves a growing chain of apparent suicides among criminal justice professionals. As her intuition helps her draw the cases together, Winnebago County Sergeant Corinne Aleckson enlists help from Detective Elton Dawes. What Aleckson doesn’t know is the killer is keeping a close watch on her. Will she be the next victim?