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A Northern Lakes Mystery series

by Jeff Nania

In his Northern Lakes Mystery Series, Jeff draws upon his years serving as a decorated sheriff’s deputy and in-depth knowledge of Wisconsin’s natural resource issues to weave together stories that keep readers wondering who is on the right side of the law in the small town of Musky Falls. Learn more

Figure Eight

2020 Midwest Book Award Winner

Spider Lake

2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner

Bough Cutter

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About the Author

Jeff Nania writes for Wisconsin Outdoor News and other publications. In his Northern Lakes Mysteries, he draws upon careers in law enforcement, conservation, and his passion for our natural resources. Whether he’s cutting wood, sitting in a wetland, fishing muskies, or snorkeling Spider Lake for treasure, Jeff spends as much time as possible outdoors.

News and Events

Figure Eight takes gold

Jeff's debut mystery novel, Figure Eight: A Northern Lakes Mystery tied for first place in the Fiction Mystery/Thriller category of the 30th annual Midwest Book Awards.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 18 - Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Sept. 19 - Kismet Books, Verona, Wis.

Sept. 27 - Rotary Club, Portage, Wis.

Oct. 2 - Literatus, Watertown, Wis.

Oct. 12 - Mystery Book Club, Portage, Wis.

Oct. 14 - Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library, Civic Center, Baraboo, Wis.

Oct. 15 & 16 - Fox Cities Book Festival, online

Oct. 21 - Park Falls Library, Park Falls, Wis.

Nov. 6 - Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, online

Nov. 8 - Neillsville Public Library, Neillsville, Wis.

Nov. 13 - Angie W. Cox Library, Pardeeville, Wis.

Nov. 17 - LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wis.

In the News…

Reading of Figure Eight starts at 17:46
Jeff Nania talks with Baraboo Public Library. October 2020.
Thoughts from Jeff Nania starts at 8:26
"About Figure Eight" with Jeff NaniaOcooch Books, Richland Center, Wisconsin • February 2019