McRyan Mystery Series +
Tori Hunter Mystery Series

The St. Paul Conspiracy was originally launched in hardcover back in 2006. At that time, I sold both The St. Paul Conspiracy and Deadly Stillwater out of the trunk of my car to bookstore signing events and at bookclubs and libraries. I drove all over the midwest putting quite a few miles on my car and spending a lot of time away from my family. Thankfully e-books became a hit and changed publishing forever. The books in the series were converted to e-books and now are available on multiple sites. Later I wrote First Case - Murder Alley as a prequel of sorts to answer many of the questions I was getting regarding the characters in the series and launched box sets and audio versions.


Books in the McRyan Mystery Series have hit both the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists. Generally, I write about 1-2 books per year so Mac, Wire and the rest of the crew will be back in future books with plots that are currently swirling around in my head. I've also written a second series that has become a bestselling hit called the Agent Tori Hunter Series. It's a great series to get started on with more books to come. To be notified of new releases for both series please join the New Release Email List.

The St. Paul Conspiracy has been translated into German by Amazon Crossing and released with the title "The Minnesota Conspiracy." In 2014 it was the #1 bestselling book on Amazon in Germany and it continues to be a bestseller in its category. Deadly Stillwater has also been translated into German by Amazon Crossing and it is available on Amazon.

International Author

Minneapolis ~ St. Paul

Roger Stelljes is the acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of pulse-racing murder mystery and suspense novels, including the McRyan Mystery Series and the Agent Tori Hunter Mystery Series, which have been downloaded over 2 million times and have been reviewed/rated 50,000+ times. His books have been referred to as reminiscent of John Sanford and Lee Child and he has been hailed as "a powerful new thriller voice" by Vince Flynn.

His author picture is in front of the historic Stillwater lift bridge which is one of the major locations in the book DEADLY STILLWATER. The bridge raises on a set schedule to allow larger boats to travel up and down the St. Croix River. Stillwater is considered the birthplace of Minnesota and it is also a frequent tourist destination with its river bluffs, amazing scenery, paddlewheel boats, caves and historic buildings which made it an ideal location for the book. 

The McRyan Mystery series has received such accolades as being a Minnesota Book Awards nominee and winner, and he was a Merit Award Winner for Commercial Fiction for MIPA Book Awards. Roger is always busy working on the next new novel or you can find him honing his golf game or watching hockey and other sports.

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