Answer: Ellen Hart has won three Minnesota Book Awards.
Answer: Marilyn Victor is the co-author of Death Roll.
Answer: Pennance was written by David Housewright.
Answer: Deborah Woodworth was an original member of the Minnesota Crime Wave.
Since none of the entrants correctly identified all the clues, no prize will be awarded.
Three entrants, Lori, MS, and David (you know who you are) came the closest.
Andi S gets the nod for most creative non-answer, but she only gave us one.
The second Brainteaser is now up at our website, www.Minnesotacrimewave.org