(Reposted from my website

Posted on March 14, 2017

Revised cover--new and improved


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Try before you buy. Read the first three chapters (16 pages) of Castle Danger and see if it’s a story you want to own.


The warm, wonderful, funny co-hosts of our local radio station invited me into the studio in November 2016 to chat about Castle Danger and my writing journey. Hear the “brilliant literary mind” behind the words. 😉

Find the last two extras on the page titled “Castle Danger Extras” under Books>>Castle Danger>>Castle Danger Extras


Fugitive Matt Lanier, unjustly accused of a violent crime, has been hiding in the northeastern Minnesota wilderness for nine months. The law wants him in jail. His enemies want him dead. He simply wants to survive the most brutal winter in decades.

After rescuing an injured trapper, Matt is forced to leave his primitive encampment. He undertakes a Herculean trek through a blizzard to Castle Danger, a small town on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior. There he’s saved from near death by Allyson Clifford, a shrewd and beautiful restaurant owner with secrets of her own. Despite wanting to move on in order to evade his pursuers, Matt helps Allyson weather a business crisis as repayment for her benevolence.

Then Allyson’s estranged husband, Donnie Vossler, shows up intent on reclaiming their 8-year-old son, Josh. Caught in the middle of the custody battle, Matt learns about Allyson and Vossler’s criminal past life together and is torn between self-preservation and his growing feelings for Allyson and Josh.

Matt’s recent past has left him with little hope for the future, so when Vossler resorts to sabotage, kidnapping, and attempted murder to capture his son, Matt’s integrity, honor, and survival instincts are put to the ultimate test just as a hit man hired by his enemies closes in for the kill.

Advanced praise for Castle Danger:

Castle Danger is that one manuscript in a thousand that is waiting to become a bestseller—yet breaks new ground in doing so. Nonstop suspense, real characters, and a vivid setting in northern Minnesota make Chris Norbury’s work stand out from the rest. Castle Danger‘s readership potential is as far-reaching as Lake Superior, with appeal for both men and women and fans of suspense, crime, romance and redemption stories. It is the best manuscript I’ve seen in a long time.”- Lauren O’Neil, Sharp Eye Edits


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Chris Norbury is a novelist who also writes blog posts, articles, and reviews on numerous websites. His personal essays on wilderness canoeing have been published in recent issues of the Boundary Waters Journal. Castle Danger is his first novel. He lives in southern Minnesota with his wife and golf clubs.

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