One Book | One Minnesota: 5th Title

One Book | One Minnesota program announces fifth book, Murder on the Red River


It’s time for a mystery! The fifth featured book in our statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota, is the award-winning Murder on the Red River by Marcie Rendon. 
Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.

Murder on the Red River is Marcie Rendon’s debut mystery novel. In it the reader is introduced to Cash, a tough, 19-year-old Anishinaabe woman who was taken away from the reservation as a child and grew up in more foster homes than she can remember. Now a farm laborer and pool shark in Fargo, ND, Cash’s life changes when a dead body is found on the Minnesota side of the Red River and her longtime friend, Sheriff Wheaton, enlists her to help solve the case.  

Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation. She is a recipient of the Loft’s Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans and the 2020 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. She is the creative mind behind Raving Native Theater and has curated community-created performances like Art Is..Creative Native Resilience. She is the author of a children’s book, Pow Wow Summer, and a second mystery novel featuring Cash, Girl Gone Missing. Marcie Rendon has stories, poetry, and essays featured in several anthologies.  

Check out a hard copy of the book from GRRL's collection here.

Check out a digital copy of the book on E-Books Minnesota here.

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Save the date for Tuesday, August 31st to attend the virtual author visit! Author Marcie Rendon will discuss her book live at our statewide virtual author discussion at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Register for free here:  

The Fifth Chapter will run from August 2 through September 26, 2021. Learn more about the One Book | One Minnesota program at 

One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services and sponsored by Spire Credit Union. Program partners also include Blackstone Audio; Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Mackin VIA; Minitex; the Minnesota Department of Education; and publishers for the selected titles. This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, as well as through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.