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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
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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.
Sept. 18 - Central Wisconsin Book Festival
In the News…
Wisconsin State Journal "Northwoods novels from Portage man explore crime, wetlands and the occasional muskie" by Barry Adams, 10-4-20
Wisconsin State Journal "Portage author, Jeff Nania, shows off one of his many restored wetlands" by Barry Adams, 9-30-20
Interview with Rex Owens on 103.5 The Sun, aired 9-7-20
Portage Daily Register "Lewiston resident wins first place award for debut novel" 7-22-20
"Profiles in Encouragement" on The Writescast Network, 6-26-2020
Interview on the Larry Meiller Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, 3-5-2020
Madison Magazine "Jeff Nania Restores Wetlands, Writes Mysteries" by Doug Moe, 1-6-2020
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Three Wisconsin books and a calendar to consider as gifts this season" by Paul Smith, 12-14-19
Portage Daily Regster "Author to visit Readers Realm," 11-14-19
Columbus Journal "Columbus Books and Beer features mystery novelist" by Valerie Biel, 11-11-19
Sawyer County Record "Author's Night features mystery close to home" by Marty Zych, 5-17-19
Peninsula Pulse ‘Art of Water III’ in Algoma, May 3-5 by Door County Pulse, 4-23-19
Wisconsin Outdoor News “Readers following Nania’s first book” by Tim Eisele, 3-8-19
Richland Center Observer “Wisconsin Author to Speak at Ocooch Books” by Jean Birkett, 2-14-19
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Here are four outdoors-related books with a Wisconsin flavor to consider as holiday gifts” by Paul Smith, 12-9-18