The Maid and the Socialite

The Brave Women Behind Green Bay's Scandalous Minahan Trials


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2024 Scandelous Minahan Trials Walking Tours Available

Lynda Drews, a Wisconsin native, gave the commencement speech at her University of Wisconsin-La Crosse alma mater. She encouraged students to journal their lives as she had. In 2009, Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle was the outcome. Publisher’s Weekly said: “the author and victim’s shared moments… are remarkable.” The Investigation Discovery Channel filmed a segment based on that book, and it was endorsed by Ann Rule, the best-selling true crime author.


Lynda’s Door County, Wisconsin mystery novel, Circle of Innocence, was published in 2014. Midwest Book Review said it “excels in psychological depth,” and Brian Freeman, the best-selling author of The Bone House, endorsed it.


Desperate Parallels was inspired by Lynda’s IBM global executive career. While working in America and Japan, she learned first-hand the issues women faced, and continue to face, in the corporate business world.


The Maid and the Socialite: The Brave Women Behind Green Bay's Scandalous Minahan Trials (released in 2023) takes place in Lynda's hometown in an era where women were treated as less than equal to the city's powerful men. The Midwest Book Review states that this true story is told with "the drama of fiction and the compelling research of fact."  Click here for book trailer.


When Lynda’s not writing, she teaches classes for WRITE ON DOOR COUNTY, participates on the Brown County Historical Society Board, reads, runs, knits, plays bridge, and drinks coffee.  The latter is a necessity, even at bedtime.

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