Redefining the Classroom

LSSU Grad Authors New Mystery Novel

HANCOCK – Nancy Barr, a 2000 LSSU graduate with a degree in business, has a new novel in stores. 

nancy_barr_book_coverPublished by Arbutus Press, Page One: Whiteout features Upper Peninsula newspaper reporter Robin Hamilton.  Still grieving the murder of her fiancé, Robin gets an unexpected visit from an old friend from Chicago who has uncovered an important clue.  The pair take off on an adventure that leads to Miami and back to the woods of Upper Michigan to face down a killer during a blizzard.

Barr’s work has received praise from a wide range of sources. Steve Hamilton, author of the Alex McKnight mystery series set in Paradise, Michigan, says of the Page One mystery series, “Her heroine, Robin Hamilton, a small town reporter with a big heart, makes this a series to watch out for!”  Coincidentally, Library Journal said of Page One: Whiteout, “Nicely plotted with good characterization, this Midwestern mystery will appeal to Steve Hamilton fans.”

Barr spent 10 years working as a newspaper reporter and editor, garnering awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Press Association. She now is the technical communications advisor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University and is working on a master’s degree in Rhetoric and Technical Communication.  Page One: Whiteout is Barr’s third mystery novel in the Robin Hamilton series which includes Page One: Hit and Run and Page One: Vanished.

For more information, check out her author page and blog.