Chris Norbury is the award-winning author of the mystery-suspense-thrillers Straight River and Castle Danger. The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm kid turned professional musician whose middle-class world is turned upside down when he uncovers a conspiracy run by a powerful, ambitious, violent real estate magnate.
His latest published work is a short story titled “Killer Fish Tacos,” featured in Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Restaurant in Peace. It’s an anthology of crime-mystery stories written by fourteen Minnesota authors. Each story is related to food and restaurants and includes the recipe for a dish mentioned in the story.
Chris grew up in the Twin Cities and earned a B.S. in Music Education at the University of Minnesota. He’s a member of the Twin Cities and national chapters of Sisters in Crime and belongs to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Chris supports independent bookstores and promotes the website indiebound.org whenever he can.
A volunteer Big Brother since 2000, Chris donates a portion of his book sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. He and his wife live in Owatonna MN.