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September 2005

Mystery Series Debuts 2000-2005 · Female Sleuths

the cover of The Hummingbird Wizard by Meredith Blevins

Echoes of Lies (2001)
Jo Bannister
Brodie Farrell, professional “finder”

The Hummingbird Wizard (2003)
Meredith Blevins
Annie Szabo, freelance writer, and Madame Mina, Gypsy fortuneteller

Fiddle Dee Death (2003)
Caroline Cousins
Margaret Ann Matthews, Lindsey Fox, and Bonnie Tyler, cousins
South Carolina Low Country

the cover of Killer Stuff by Sharon Fiffer

Killer Stuff (2001)
Sharon Fiffer
Jane Wheel, antiques “picker”

The Jasmine Trade (2001)
Denise Hamilton
Eve Diamond, reporter
Los Angeles, California

I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (2004)
Susan Kandel
Cece Caruso, beauty queen and Erle Stanley Gardner biographer
Hollywood, California

the cover of Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15 by Elsa Klensch

Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15 (2004)
Elsa Klensch
Sonya Iverson, TV producer
New York City, New York

Dating Dead Men (2004)
Harley Jane Kozak
Wollie Shelley, artist
Los Angeles, California

Murder off Mike (2003)
Joyce Krieg
Shauna Bogart, radio talk show host
Sacramento, California

the cover of Angel Fire by Lisa Miscione

Angel Fire (2002)
Lisa Miscione
Lydia Strong, true crime writer
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Deadly Nightshade (2001)
Cynthia Riggs
Victoria Turnbull, poet
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Death of a Domestic Diva (2001)
Sharon Gwyn Short
Josie Toadfern, laundromat owner
Southeastern Ohio

the cover of Crow in Stolen Colors by Marcia Simpson

Crow in Stolen Colors (2000)
Marcia Simpson
Liza Romero, “boatmobile” librarian

Bubbles Unbound (2001)
Sarah Strohmeyer
Bubbles Yablonsky, hairdresser turned journalist
Lehigh, Pennsylvania

Nursery Crimes (2000)
Ayelet Waldman
Juliet Applebaum, stay-at-home mom
Los Angeles, California

the cover of If Looks Could Kill by Kate White

If Looks Could Kill (2002)
Kate White
Bailey Weggins, magazine writer
New York City, New York

Pray and Die (2000)
Stella Whitelaw
Lacey Jordan, PI, ex-police

Killer Looks (2002)
Laura Young
Kate Kelly, travel writer