P.M. LaRose


P.M. LaRose worked for many years in the publishing industry and, unlike his protagonist, knows how to handle a computer. A native of Louisiana, he moved upriver in 1998 to Minnesota, where the concepts for the Beers Detective Agency series were developed. LaRose returned to his hometown of Baton Rouge in 2015, where he lives with his wife, Jeanne Anne, and a cat named Bunny.

LaRose's book will be available to purchase from his table on Exhibitors' Row.


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Exhibitors' Row
Book Signing

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, John J. Hainkel Jr. Room
Thrills and Kills: Adventure, Mystery, and Murder
with Roy Hoffman, P.M. LaRose, M.B. Lewis, and Mary Manhein

Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitors' Row
Book Signing

Beers on Ice: Till Death Do Us Part

A trip to a land of ice and snow is a happy occasion for Jim Biersovich and his friends. His sportswriter buddy Freddie is getting married in Iceland.

This destination wedding is also an adventure outing for the matrimonial party, as the bride-to-be, future groom and their attendants enjoy the splendors of this island nation. There's cave exploration, a glacier trek, a boat ride in an icy lagoon, hiking to a waterfall and other enjoyable outings.

The fun comes to a crashing halt, however, when a member of the wedding party dies. It soon becomes apparent he was a homicide victim. That fact imperils the ceremony and entangles the Beers Detective Agency crew in an international investigation that they once again must help solve.

Beers on Ice is the seventh installment in the Beers Detective Agency series.


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