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Wendy Webb

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Wendy Webb knew from the minute she read A Wrinkle in Time at age eleven that she was destined to be a writer. After two decades as a journalist, writing for varied publications including USA Today, the Huffington Post, the Star Tribune, Midwest Living, and others, Wendy wrote her first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane. When it won the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, she started writing fiction full-time. Her second and third novels, The Fate of Mercy Alban and The Vanishing, established her as a leading suspense novelist, who reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic. Wendy Webb is editor in chief of Duluth-Superior magazine. A journalist with two decades of experience.
Wendy divides her time between homes in Duluth and Minneapolis, and a cabin on the Gunflint Trail, which is on the border of Minnesota and Canada. She lives with her spouse, editorial photographer Steve Burmeister, and their Alaskan Malamute, Molly. Her son Ben is in college, where he is undoubtedly the most handsome and charming boy on campus.

Genres: Horror, Mystery

Wendy Webb recommends
Jane Doe (2018)
(Jane Doe , book 1)
Victoria Helen Stone
"If revenge is a dish best served cold, Jane Doe is Julia Child. Though Jane’s a heroine who claims to be a sociopath, Jane’s heart and soul shine through in this addicting, suspenseful tale of love, loss, and justice."
House of Ashes (2018)
(Haunted Bluffs Mystery, book 1)
Loretta Marion
"Loretta Marion has woven a tale of mystery, suspense and family lore that will keep readers guessing until the very end."
The Secrets of Lost Stones (2019)
Melissa Payne
"If Alice Hoffman had written The Shack, it would’ve turned out like The Secret of Lost Stones…an otherworldly, beautiful tale in which people who are grieving and lonely get the chance to find their way home. But will they take it?"
The Drowning Kind (2021)
Jennifer McMahon
"In The Drowning Kind, Jennifer McMahon weaves a blisteringly suspenseful tale that will keep you up at night wondering what is real, what is otherworldly, and most of all, what in the name of all that’s unholy is in the water."
Wolf Kill (2021)
(Sam Rivers Mystery, book 1)
Cary J Griffith
"Cary J. Griffith defines the savage, howling beauty of a Northern Minnesota winter in this taut, compulsively readable mystery. I want more Sam Rivers!"
The Stranger Behind You (2021)
Carol Goodman
"Blends a perfect gothic premise...with modern mysterious twists....I couldn’t put it down but I didn’t want it to end."
The Book of Cold Cases (2022)
Simone St James
"This modern Gothic triumph is a cross between your most bingeworthy true crime podcast and The Haunting of Hill House. It's compulsively readable...but don't read it at night. The hauntings in this story scared me, and I write this stuff for a living."

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