Mystery Author: Strong Women, Great Stories

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I write three series: The Loser Mysteries, The Dead Detective Mysteries & the Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries as well as stand-alones that offer readers "Strong Women, Great Stories."
These days I also answer to Maggie Pill, who writes a cozy sleuth series. Maggie is a lot like Peg, just younger, cooler, and funnier.

Body Parts & Five Mystery Suggestions

The quiz, "Body Parts" is at the bottom of the page. You might have to scroll.

With the new blog, which combines two older ones, we're expanding the Five Mystery E-books/week a little. These are books someone on my team read and enjoyed. No helping out friends in the publishing business. Just honest appraisal of our favorite sub-genres, from moderately cozy to moderately hard-boiled.




South of Hell  by P.J. Parrish (part of the Louis Kincaid series)
   Parrish is actually sisters. They began their Louis Kincaid series in Florida, but Louis spends a lot of time in
   Michigan lately. Hell, Michigan, in this entry.
Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson (part of the Walt Longmire series)
   If you've seen Longmire on TV, great, but you need to read Johnson's prose to fall under the spell of this   
   series.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King (part of the Sherlock Holmes & Mary series)
   The first of the series, in which Mary & Sherlock meet and fall instantly into dislike. Temporarily.
Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky (part of the V.I. Warshawski series) 
   Paretsky's tough female detective was a ground-breaker back in the day when there were no female P.I.s, 
   in the world of books, only nosy old amateurs.
Callander Square by Anne Perry (part of the Thomas Pitt series)
   Perry's Victorian series cleverly encompasses several memorable characters, allowing mystery-solving to
   range from amateur to procedural to private investigation. All of the sleuths are worth meeting.

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