Brand-new stories by: Steve Thayer, Pete Hautman, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, Mary Sharratt, Brad Zellar, Ellen Hart, and others.
From the editors' introduction:
"St. Paul was originally called Pig's Eye's Landing and was named after Pig's Eye Parrant—trapper, moonshiner, and proprietor of the most popular drinking establishment on the Mississippi. When Minnesota became a territory in 1849, the town leaders, realizing that a place called Pig's Eye might not inspire civic confidence, changed the name to St. Paul . . . Across the river, Minneapolis has its own sordid story. By the turn of the 20th century it was considered one of the most crooked cities in the nation, and as recently as the mid-'90s, Minneapolis was called 'Murderopolis'' due to a rash of killings that occurred over a long hot summer . . . Every city has its share of crime, but what makes the Twin Cities unique may be that we have more than our share of good writers to chronicle it."