GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Last year, Publishers Weekly gave Minnesota-native, James Tucker’s debut novel a coveted starred review and noted, “In Tucker’s impressive first novel (Next of Kin) and series launch, NYPD detective Buddy Lock … keeps the excitement level high throughout. The surprise ending will leave readers impatiently awaiting Buddy’s next outing.”

Well, the wait is over Tucker’s follow up sequel, The Holdouts, is now available and once again the critics are excited, describing it as a “worthy sequel,” and that Tucker “keeps the tension high” and will have readers looking forward to Buddy’s next “action-packed outing.”


1. Sat., Oct. 20: Tucker has been selected by Edina Reads as one of its featured authors. On Sat., Oct. 20 2-3:30 Tucker will speak about his two fast-paced suspense novels, Next of Kin and The Holdouts. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina League of Women Voters, Edina Historical Society, Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00PM - 3:30 PM

Where: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436

2. Sat. Oct. 27: Author book signing/Barnes & Noble, Edina

When: Saturday October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 12 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble, 3230 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435, (952) 920-2124