Best Mystery Bookstore - 2009
Once Upon a Crime
If you're looking for a project some weekend afternoon, try coming up with a mystery novel that Once Upon a Crime doesn't have. The Twin Cities' finest source for thrillers and crime fiction is home to thousands of new releases as well as a large section of rare and used books. Can't find a critical volume in Frank Gruber's Johnny Fletcher-Sam Cragg detective series? Check out the rare and unusual pulp fiction case on West 26th Street. Each month the store hosts bookworms for the Mystery Reading Group, a chance to discuss a new novel with local authors. Readings by national mystery authors occur frequently, and members of the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime group convene here to discuss women's roles in mystery novels and to promote women writers. And if you decide to take our challenge and spend your day searching for obscure titles online, just know that the folks at Once Upon a Crime have a few connections, and they'll order whatever you find anyway.