Once Upon A Crime 30th Anniversary Bash Mar07

Once Upon A Crime 30th Anniversary Bash

Once Upon a Crime is having an Anniversary Author Bash Celebrating 30 years! It is also our family’s one year anniversary of ownership. To celebrate we are going to have an author bash, where we invite you to come meet your favorite local authors, find new ones, say “hi” to us and Pat and, of course, buy some books! On Saturday, April 1st, we will have a assemblage of local authors rotating appearances beginning at noon. Each author will introduce themselves and their books and you’ll have a chance to chat while get a book signed by any or all of them! After the rounds of authors, we will have an open house with wine...

Upcoming Events at Once Upon A Crime Jun14

Upcoming Events at Once Upon A Crime

  Sat. 6/18 1:00 – Dennis Herschbach “An Iron Fist, Two Harbors” – Signing Wed. 6/29 7:00 – Victoria Houston “Dead Loudmouth” Casual chat and signing Sat. 7/9 12:00 – Gerry Schmitt “Little Girl Gone” Signing for new series of MN author Thu. 7/21 7:00 – Jessie Chandler “Blood Money Murder” Launch party for MN author Sat. 7/30 1:00 – Shaun Harris “The Hemingway Thief” Signing for debut novel Sat. 8/6 12:00 – Monica Ferris “Knit Your Own Murder” Signing for MN author Thu. 8/11 7:00 – “Cooked to Death” Launch of MN author Anthology Sat. 8/20 1:00 – Barbara Schlichting...

May Events for Once Upon A Crime May03

May Events for Once Upon A Crime

The new folks at Once Upon A Crime are working hard to maintain the high standard set by Gary and Pat and have some fun signings this month.   Tues. May 3 – 7:00 Paul Charles “St Ernan’s Blues.” Sat. May 7 – 1:00 Con Lehane “Murder at the 42nd Street Library” – Signing. Thurs. May 19 – 7:00 Liz Severn “Luce Women.” Mon. May 23 – 7:00 Ron Handberg “Dead Too Long.” Tues. May 24 – 7:00 Lachlan Smith “Panther’s Prey” (Leo Maxwell mystery series) – Discussion & Signing. Be sure to contact Devin and company if you have any...

Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House Apr25

Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House

On Saturday, freind and family gathered at Once Upon A Crime to remember Gary Schulze, former owner of OUAC and all-around class act. I would love to write several hundred words about what a great guy he was, but I truly doubt I could possibly do him credit. So instead, I want to share some pictures from the event       Gary was a wonderful man whose passion for crime fiction was matched only by his knowledge, he will be missed.



April 24th saw the Twin Cities literary community come together to morn long-time bookseller Gary Shulze. Shulze and his wife, Pat Frovarp, had co-owned Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis, MN, for the past fourteen years. They worked to make Once Upon a Crime the hub of the Minneapolis mystery community. Readers and authors took to the Minneapolis institution not only because of its vast inventory of new and out-of-print books, but because of the welcoming nature of Shulze and Frovarp. Shulze had been fighting leukemia since 2007, and the disease had returned in 2014. Circling the block on a rain soaked Sunday as we looked for a place to...