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Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday

Minnesota author Joanna Dymond will sign copies of her latest crime novel, "Crazy as a Loon," this Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Book World in Detroit Lakes.

Mystery author Joanna Dymond will be at Book World in Detroit Lakes this Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign copies of her latest crime caper, "Crazy as a Loon."

"Crazy as a Loon" is a fast paced crime caper set in the 1980s and has W.D. Caldwell, an elderly real estate man turned informant for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, trying to ward off drug dealers moving into Northwestern Minnesota. A worthy sleuth, W.D. discovers a huge marijuana garden worth millions across the road from the Barton’s, a religious couple. Surprised that they suddenly want to leave, W.D. sells their home to New York television executive Dyanna Dahlberg. Things heat up after Dyanna moves in and the Barton’s criminal activity is discovered, along with an unsolved murder, the suicide of the Barton’s daughter in the garage, numerous break-ins, and the sudden appearance of Dyanna’s murderous boyfriend, all spell terror. Suspense escalates as local outlaw Steve Olsen stages a home invasion and a body is discovered at a highway rest stop. Somehow the loons find it all amusing and mark the action with their maniacal cries.

The book is currently under review for a film option.

Joanna Dymond was born in Clearwater County, but lived most of her life elsewhere. She has been a public relations executive employed by KSAN-FM in San Francisco, LBC-417 in London, England, WNEW-TV and WNBC-TV in New York City, and public television stations. She has created campaigns for many television and radio networks including “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Donahue,” “The Nightly Business Report,” and “Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life.” Joanna earned a B.A. Degree in English and Art History from San Francisco State University, a Certificate in Broadcasting from the Brown Institute, and an M.A. in English from Bemidji State University. She currently resides in Bemidji with her cat, continuing to write fiction and memoir. She is a member of Toastmasters International, Sisters in Crime, and The Loft Literary Center. For more information, please visit her websites, and