Representing Oregon is Chelsea Cain's The Night Season. Portland detective, Archie Sheridan, is back on the case after being captured by the last killer he tried to find, and the city is about to be under water. As the Williamette River's waters continue to rise during torrential downpours of rain, multiple drownings occur. That is, until the medical examiner's report discovers that flooding had nothing to do with their deaths. Portland has a new serial killer to track, and Archie, along with reporter, Susan Ward, are about to unearth the unexpected in this installment of Cain's bestselling series.
Representing Michigan is Jim Harrison's The Great Leader. Retired Detective Sunderson attempts to track down an elusive cult leader that has settled near his home in Michigan's upper peninsula.
Joining forces with an unlikely sidekick (a 16-year old), Sunderson travels from Michigan to Arizona, and finally to Nebraska, in pursuit of the self-professed Great Leader, and in the process, wrestles his own demons. Harrison presents a refreshing, darkly comic take on the detective story. in the first of his Faux Mystery series.