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Musky Run (Book 4) 

Best Great Lakes Fiction • 2023 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Olympic medalist Anna MacDonald comes home to Namekagon County to emcee the Great Wilderness Race as predators stalk the Northwoods. While occasional interactions with potentially dangerous animals are old hat for most residents, this changes when unpredictable behavior patterns make it unclear who is the hunter and who is the hunted. Sheriff John Cabrelli and the new Musky Falls chief of police work swiftly to keep the community calm as they try to piece together the clues before it is too late. 

"I have enjoyed all of Jeff Nania’s Northern Lakes mysteries but Musky Run is his best yet. Jeff’s great appreciation for the natural world, both its beauty and danger, shines through all the books, but this one also offers a a thrilling Northwoods race and a page-turning finale that will prove either the swansong or salvation of his memorable protagonist, John Cabrelli."

Doug Moe | Journalist and Author of The Right Thing to Do:
Kit Saunders-Nordeen and the Rise of Women’s Intercollegiate
Athletics at the University of Wisconsin and Beyond

Jeff Nania's Northern Lakes Mystery series receives high praise from Midwest Book Review

Figure Eight 

2020 Midwest Book Award Winner

Figure Eight is the first of author Jeff Nania's 'A Northern Lakes Mystery' series and features a shattered career, a crooked lawyer, an unsolved murder, and a Northwoods setting that is fraught with danger, but also a story of redemption and second chances…" Figure Eight is an especially recommended addition to community library Contemporary Mystery/Suspense collections.

Midwest Book Review

Spider Lake

2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner 

The second novel in author Jeff Nania's 'A Northern Lake Mystery' series, "Spider Lake" once again features John Cabrelli and a colorful team of local residents land in the center of a fast-paced, deftly crafted, action driven, suspense thriller of a read with a unforeseen surprise ending. Very highly recommended as an addition to community library Contemporary Mystery/Suspense collections…

Midwest Book Review

Bough Cutter

New Release
Bough Cutter: A Northern Lakes Mystery book

Bough Cutter, the third book in the author Jeff Nania's award winning series 'A Northern Lakes Mystery' series and like its predecessors is a deftly written suspense thriller of a read with many an unexpected plot twist and turn. Bough Cutter once again showcases author Jeff Nania's genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative driven storytelling style that keeps the reader riveted from first page to last… Especially and unreservedly recommended for community library collections…

Midwest Book Review

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About the Author

Award-winning author Jeff Nania draws upon careers in law enforcement, conservation, and a passion for our natural resources in his bestselling Northern Lakes Mystery series. Jeff’s narrative non-fiction writing has appeared in Wisconsin Outdoor News, Double Gun Journal, The Outlook, and other publications. Follow him on social media @jeffnania and @jeffnaniaauthor.

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