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“A cold case and the murder of a police captain combine to propel this fast-paced, engaging police procedural novel! Fans of Michael Connelly and Ed McBain will find much to love here!” – Richard Helms, Shamus Award-winning author of A Kind and Savage Place

“Mystery readers, including new”comers to Joe Erickson’s world, will find One of Ours compelling, action-packed, and hard to put down…”  – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Highly recommended for those seeking a thrilling literary experience that challenges their deductive skills and keeps them guessing until the very end.”  – Literary Titan

“I love One of Ours by Lynn-Steven Johanson…I am gladly giving it a rating of five out of five stars.” – Online Book Reviews

Lynn-Steven Johanson has made a habit of reinventing himself over the years: teacher, professor, director, playwright, and now, novelist. He sees himself as continually evolving, both personally and professionally.

Lynn’s mother wrote occasional articles for area newspapers as well as a column for the local paper during World War II. His sister is also writer, so writing appears to be a family trait.

Rose’s Thorn, Lynn’s first mystery novel, is based on a screenplay he wrote numerous years ago. Taking his wife’s suggestion, he fleshed out the story into a novel.

The main character’s name, Joe Erickson, was the name of Lynn’s maternal grandfather who died eight years before Lynn was born.

Lynn featured Marathon, Iowa, in Rose’s Thorn, and again in Havana Brown, because he wanted to pay homage to his hometown.


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