Mardi Jo Link

Mardi Link at Brilliant Books

Mardi is the author of two true crime books and one memoir based in northern Michigan.

Bootstrapper, released in June 2013, was featured in the IndieNext list and is currently an Indie Bestseller. Rather than a "rags-to-riches" memoir, this is a "rags-to-reality" story of life in northern Michigan. One of our favorite books of the year.

Isadore's Secret, released September 2009 recounts the mysterious disappearance and murder of a Leelanau County nun in 1907. It entered the Great Lakes Booksellers Bestseller lists on the week it came out and, to date, is still there.

The first, When Evil Came to Good Hart, meticulously details the 40-year investigation of the Robison murders in Good Hart and spent three months on the Heartland Bestseller List.

Mardi is a former police reporter, a former editor of both Small Press and ForeWord Magazines, a co-founder of Michigan Writers, and recipient of the 2007 Goddess Award from Antioch Writers Workshop. She lives in Traverse City.

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Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307596918
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 11th, 2013

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A "rags-to-reality" memoir of life in northern Michigan. Featured in the June 2013 IndieNext list.

The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455554744
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 14th, 2015

Isadore's Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472050796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL - August 28th, 2009

Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472051694
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Published: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL - November 17th, 2014