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Annelise Ryan in Kenosha for the release of DEATH IN THE DARK WOODS

December 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cryptozoologist Morgan Carter and her dog Newt are back for another adventure in the newest instalment of the Monster Hunter Mystery Series, and author Annelise Ryan is celebrating with us in Kenosha! Join us on Tuesday, December 12th as we help launch “Death in the Dark Woods” with the author herself and fellow cozy mystery author Erica Ruth Neubauer at 7 p.m. at Blue House Books in Downtown Kenosha.

We’re excited for what is sure to be a wildly entertaining discussion about murder and mythical creatures. Both authors will be available for questions from the audience and for book signings and photos!


A potential Bigfoot sighting is linked to a vicious murder, but skeptical cryptozoologist Morgan Carter is on the case in this new Monster Hunter Mystery by USA Today bestselling author Annelise Ryan.

Business has been booming since Morgan Carter solved the case of the monster living in Lake Michigan. The Odds and Ends bookstore is thriving, of course, but Morgan is most excited by the doors that were opened for her as a cryptid hunter. Recently, there have been numerous sightings of a Bigfoot-type creature in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest area of Bayfield County, Wisconsin. After a man is found dead from a vicious throat injury in the forest, the conservation warden asks Morgan to investigate.

When Morgan and her dog, Newt, go there to investigate, they uncover a trail of lies, deception, and murder. It seems a mysterious creature is indeed living in the forest, and Morgan might be its next target.


Annelise Ryan is a pseudonym for the author of the new Monster Hunter Mystery series, the first of which, A DEATH IN DOOR COUNTY, was released in September 2022. The second book in the series, DEATH IN THE DARK WOODS, is scheduled for release in December of 2023.

Annelise also penned the rib-tickling12- book Mattie Winston Mystery series featuring the adventures of a wryly cynical nurse-turned-coroner in a small Wisconsin town and the spin-off Helping Hands Mysteries.

As Allyson K. Abbott, she authored a 6-book series known as the Mack’s Bar Mysteries (a bit of cheeky fun there with the initials on that nom de plume!)

And as Beth Amos, she has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and written five thrillers, three of which were published by HarperCollins in the late ’90s. She is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is a registered nurse whose past work experience has included everything from birth (obstetrics) to death (hospice). She recently retired after spending her last 20 years working in the ER and she is now enjoying several side hobbies, including competitive Scrabble, working with stained glass, and gardening.


Erica Ruth Neubauer spent eleven years in the military, two years as a cop and one year as a high school English teacher before finding her way as a writer. She has reviewed mysteries and crime fiction for several years at publications such as Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Mystery Scene Magazine and is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. When she’s not writing her next novel or curled up with a book, she enjoys traveling, yoga and craft beer. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband.


December 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5915 6th Avenue A
Kenosha, WI 53140 United States
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