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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.

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Figure Eight (Book 1)

As former police officer John Cabrelli struggles in the wake of a career-ending event, he retreats to his late uncle’s lakeside cabin in Wisconsin… but it’s far from the peaceful refuge he expects. Danger awaits — along with the truth behind his uncle’s death.

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…

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Spider Lake (Book 2)

Former police officer John Cabrelli is recuperating at Spider Lake when a string of mysterious events in a nearby town draws him into a case involving a missing federal agent and a secluded cabin… An unputdownable crime thriller!

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…

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Bough Cutter (Book 3)

Just as Namekagon County sheriff John Cabrelli adjusts to his new job, a body is discovered in the woods — and he must race against time to unravel the case when the lives of even more victims are claimed within the wilderness.

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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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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.

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