Author Visit: April 9th, 6:30 p.m.

Mickie-TurkMickie Turk

Mystery Author Panel

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Mickie Turk has worked independently and commercially in film, photography, and journalism for the past 20 years. She wrote, directed, and produced several films, both short and feature-length narratives and documentaries. Wayward Girls, which appeared in festivals and on PBS, can be found in libraries across the United States and Canada. Between 1992 and 2004, Mickie traveled extensively to photograph and film—to New Orleans and the south, to Cuba, and to Russia and Ukraine. In the past eight years, Mickie completed three novels, four feature-length screenplays, a variety of short stories and memoirs, and has begun a suspense series. She also serves on the organizing committee for the Edina Music and Film Festival. One of Mickie’s favorite activities is keeping up with her globetrotting daughter, whose travels have included Peace Corps service in Bulgaria and teaching English in South Korea.


After a long absence, Dr. Dominique Doucette returns to her hometown to open a reform prison for violent male offenders. Immediately, bullying by a local sheriff and a backlash of community resentment threaten to shut down the facility. But when a series of assaults occur in nearby New Orleans, Dominique is forced to confront twin devils: the evil lurking inside the walls of the antebellum institution, and the disturbing secret that haunts her own past.