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Double Trouble by Edna Curry

Rosie, to please her dying mother, agreed to marry Ken Latham, the handsome, rich boss she doesn’t love, but who has been regularly proposing to her. She rationalizes that she’ll have a good life with him and true love is only a fairy tale anyway. But that promise of a good life turns into a nightmare when Ken is mugged, has amnesia and breaks their engagement.
Also, Rosie and Ken have to deal with their company’s CEO, Lester, who sends Kirk, Ken’s identical twin, to investigate possible embezzlement at their building supply store. And someone is trying to kill Ken and also harassing Rosie.
Can they survive long enough to build their attraction into love?
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Hard Hat Man by Edna Curry

                    Never Love a Logger

A historical romance set against the background of the big log jam pictured below from the 1886 Taylors Falls, MN, log jam, the largest log jam Ever. It depicts life in the logging days with lots of detail about the lives of people during that time.

What happens when a rough and ready logger who wants no responsibility and thinks he doesn’t deserve a second chance at love falls for an attractive prim and proper lady with a ready made family?

Will and Carrie think there is no chance for them to have a family of their own.  Each has reasons to avoid love and entanglements.  Will is burned out on responsibility after helping his widowed mother raise his siblings. He turned away from God when his wife and infant son died.  Carrie thinks no man will want her and her brother.  She promised her father she’d raise her brother and while she’s attracted to Will, duty comes first.

Then the greatest logjam in the world throws them together for six weeks. Will is staying at the boarding house where she works while he and many others try to break up the logjam.

There are many more pictures of the log jam on the MN Historical Society's website and on the WI Historical Society's website as well.

I'll Always Find You by Edna Curry
After the jewelry store where she works is robbed, a stalker makes Loni Jacobs life miserable and she’s sure it’s the robbers. She’s followed, gets threatening phone calls and her apartment building burns. She retreats to her hometown of Canton, Minnesota, hoping to be safe where she’s always been accepted and loved. She buys a gift shop and hopes for happiness, but will settle for security.
In Canton she meets Matt Bennes, former Special Forces and closet psychic, who saw too much violence in service and doesn’t want anyone to depend on him for safety. He’s an outsider, resigned to being a loner because he thinks no woman would put up with his gift, but is very attracted to Loni and senses she’s in danger. A protector, he can’t resist helping her.
She falls in love with Matt, but who does she dare to trust to stay alive?

A collection of short stories about life in Minnesota, Some are contemporary, some are set in the last century, but all are distinctly unique.

Edna Curry: Love, Fish, and Fangs

Edna Curry: Candlelight and Silverware

Denise Devine: Hot Shot

Lori Ness: In For a Penny

Lori Ness: Breath of God

LuAnn Nies: Shadow Trail

Shirley Olson: Heal My Heart

Diane Pearson: Counting the Days

Nancy Pirri: Night Magic

Northern Lights Writers' Anthology
Romance and Mystery under the Northern Lights
Melange Books.
At the left is the cover of articles I wrote about the 1886 log jam. They're still available at many places on the web such as:

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Never Love a Logger by Edna Curry
Teacher Jan reluctantly gives up vacation time to accept the task of cleaning out her late uncle’s farmhouse. There she meets Kyle, who sat behind her in grade school and pulled her pigtails. Now he’s the hard hat man who will develop the farm into a mall, apartments and a pool. Her aunt's crying ghost warns her of danger.
Developer Kyle wants only to complete his project to keep his business afloat. But someone is trying to stop his project. Why? The farmer next door, lawyer, real estate agent, and a historian are all suspects and complicate things. Dead bodies, sabotage, burglary and fires threaten their love and their very lives.
They must work together and soon fall in love again. Can they solve the mystery?
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Meet Me, Darling by Edna Curry
Large man is angry to learn Jolie is back. He should have killed her twenty years ago.
Graphics designer, Jolie meets Bart at work and they begin dating. He discovers her sleeping on the job and learns she has insomnia. Nightmares she’d had during childhood returned after she came to Minneapolis. On one date, a psychic lady stops and spouts poetry, warning her to guard her little girl from danger. The only little girls in Jolie’s life are her nieces, so she panics and drives her sister wild calling to ask if they are okay and telling her to protect them.
Then the psychic tells the police where to find a dead woman and claims there’s a connection to Jolie. Complications and attempts on their lives continue as they fight the problems and fall in love. Can they solve the mystery, prove Jolie’s innocence before someone succeeds in killing them?

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Eccentric Lady by Edna Curry
A Lacey Summers P.I. Novel

Eccentric Lady:

Lacey’s new client, Patti, comes to her in a panic because her Aunt Agnes is missing. Patti calls Sheriff Ben stupid for refusing to investigate. Is Patti lying? The case gets more weird when Agnes’s body is found, her nasty nephew and brother and his girlfriend arrive, and Patti begins dating Agnes’ lawyer.
Though Ben and even her trucker fiance, Paul, want her to drop the case, Lacey continues searching for the truth. Someone else doesn’t want her snooping, either. When threats and intimidation don’t work, she’s kidnapped. Will she survive to solve this case?
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Body in the Antique Trunk
Weird and scary things always happen to locksmith Cassie Jennings. But a body in an antique trunk? And now the killer who put it there is targeting her. Fed up with the violence and corruption of the 'big city,' Homicide Detective Chance Martin moved to the relative quiet of a small Minnesota town. Now he's in charge of a murder investigation and the woman he loves is the killer's next target. The killer has already made one attempt on Cassie's life. Will the next be successful? Not if Chance can help it. To keep Cassie safe, he'll risk his career--and his life--to capture or kill this madman.
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New book out now: The Missing Banker
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The Missing Banker by Edna Curry
                Lady Locksmith Mystery #3

Cassie’s job as a locksmith often puts her in odd and scary situations. June calls her to change locks after her house is burglarized. June’s banker husband, John, disappeared a month ago after he lost his job when the bank closed. Then Cassie changes the locks in the abandoned bank building and they find John’s murdered body.
Homicide Detective Chance burned out on violence in Minneapolis, so took a small town job thinking he’d find peace. Instead, he’s in charge of finding the missing banker’s killer, then finds both himself and Cassie the killer’s next targets. Can he catch the killer before the killer gets them?