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Northern Lakes Mysteries

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

New Release
Bough Cutter: A Northern Lakes Mystery book

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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

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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.

Jeff discuss the latest book in his Northern Lakes Mystery series, Bough Cutter, with author Sharon Lynn. May 2021.
Jeff Nania talks with Baraboo Public Library. October 2020.
Thoughts from Jeff Nania starts at 8:26. June 2020.