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About the Author

Brian Lutterman was born and raised on a farm in southwestern Minnesota, and attended high school in the Twin Cities. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in political science, and graduated from law school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Brian was a trial lawyer in Chicago and Minneapolis, and then traveled widely as a corporate attorney in the travel industry.

Mystery Notes

“. . . one of the most interesting characters in crime fiction.”

So says the St. Paul Pioneer Press about my character, Pen Wilkinson, in its review of Windfall in its September 6th Fall Arts Guide. It’s a great way to kick off this fall’s launch of Windfall. Read about it here.


A big thanks to everyone who attended my launch party for Windfall at Once Upon a Crime on October 3rd, as well as my “unofficial” launch at Lake Country Booksellers. It was great to see everybody, and a nice way to kick off my fall and winter appearances.

I Get Around

Other Appearances this fall:

Saturday, October 24th, 1-3 pm, Barnes & Noble, 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #12170, West Des Moines, IA

Sunday, October 25th, 11-1, Barnes & Noble, 333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1, Northland Square SC, Cedar Rapids, IA

Sunday, November 8th, 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, 2100 Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN (Har Mar Mall)

Saturday, November 14th,11-2, Barnes & Noble, 1850 Adams Street # 404, Mankato, MN (River Hills Mall)

Saturday, November 28th, 11-1, Barnes & Noble, 3225 W 69th St, Edina, MN (Galleria)

Sunday, November 29th, 2-4, Barnes & Noble, 8040 Wedgewood Lane, Maple Grove, MN

Saturday, December 19th, 2-4, Valley Bookseller, 217 Main St N, Stillwater, MN

Check back – more appearances are on the way.

A Special Reward for Mailing List Subscribers and Reviewers

I’m offering a special token of appreciation for my readers. Anyone who signs up for my mailing list, or posts a review of one of my books online, will receive a PDF copy of my Hal Dwyer short story, Superior Bluffs. Dwyer is the hero of my second book, Posed to Kill. After you’ve signed up for the list or posted the review, send me an email, and I’ll attach a copy of the story to a return message. It’s my way of saying thank you!

10 Questions

What is your background?

I’m a suburban dad who loves to write. After a number of years as an attorney in the corporate world, I wrote two mystery-thrillers, Bound to Die, and Poised to Kill, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Both were very well received, and writing and promoting the books was a great experience. But I had to put writing aside to deal with family responsibilities and health issues. Now, I’m thrilled to resume my writing, and I believe Downfall is my best work yet.