november, 2019

tue19nov7:00 pmAllen Eskens @ Dragonfly Books: NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS7:00 pm Lingonberry Venue Event Organized By: Dragonfly Books Age:All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

Dragonfly Books welcomes returning Minnesota author Allen Eskens for an author event featuring his new novel, Nothing More Dangerous (Mulholland Books, 2019) on Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00 PM at The Lingonberry Event Venue, 218 W. Water St., Decorah.

“This powerful, unforgettable crime novel is a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace or Larry Watson’s Montana 1948. While Eskens’s books are not part of a series, his readers will recognize Boady as an adult character in two of his earlier books, including the award-winning The Life We Bury. This timely stand-alone is a must-read for followers of the best in crime fiction.” — Library Journal starred review

In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to “your people” carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady’s life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins—a black family settling into a community where notions of “us” and “them” carry the weight of history—forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he’s taken for granted. As secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town – and he will be forced to choose sides.

Allen Eskens is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another and The Heavens May Fall. His debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been a local book club favorite, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in out-state Minnesota where he has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for 25 years.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. If you can’t attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you. 

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit, or contact us at or 563-382-4275.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


Lingonberry Venue

218 Water St., Decorah, IA 52101