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Peg Herring

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in northern Michigan, The United States


William Shakespeare, and Dickens and Hardy and Twain. Current writers: ...more

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Peg is author of the award-winning DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY (EPIC's Best Mystery of 2012) and the rest of the Dead Detective Mysteries. If you like a fanciful look at what the Afterlife might be like for a tough P.I., you'll enjoy meeting Seamus.

She also writes the Loser Mysteries, starting with KILLING SILENCE, published by LL-Publications. What would it be like to live on the streets? What might drive you there?

Peg's third series is the critically-acclaimed Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries for Five Star Publishing. Over Elizabeth's lifetime, she joins with clever commoner Simon to solve several murders.

When not writing, Peg loves to travel--anywhere, anytime.

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Peg Herring The fourth Dead Detective Mystery (though the 3rd one isn't out yet). I've missed Seamus and am enjoying the task of creating a life for him--before…moreThe fourth Dead Detective Mystery (though the 3rd one isn't out yet). I've missed Seamus and am enjoying the task of creating a life for him--before he became the dead detective.(less)
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It's a question I get quite often, and sadly, the most correct answer is, "I don't know."

With my first book, back in 2008, I really had no idea how well it was selling for almost two years, and even then the numbers I was given didn't mean much because I knew so little.

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Peg That's great! Thanks. It's one of my older books, but still a favorite of mine.

Chad B. wrote: "Peg, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and looking forward to reading Somebody Doesn't Like Sarah Leigh.
Wishing you the very best in 2014!


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Kris Neri Thanks for the add, Peg. Good to connect with you here.


AuthorIsland Happy Release Day Peg!!!

To celebrate - AuthorIsland is throwning you an all day cyber launch party today!

Today at , we're celebrating the release of THE DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY by Peg Herring which kicks off her new Dead Detective Mystery Series.


Young secretary Tori Van Camp wakes one morning on a luxurious ocean liner where she is offered whatever a person might desire: food, clothes, recreation, and the companionship of congenial people. But Tori has no memory of booking a cruise. What she does have is a vivid recollection of being shot point blank in the chest.

With the help of the stunningly handsome Mike and the unnervingly serene Nancy, Tori soon learns the purpose of her voyage. Still, she is haunted by the image of the gun, the crack of the shot, and the malevolent face of the shooter. Who wanted her dead, and why?

Determined to find out, Tori enlists the help of Seamus, an eccentric but shrewd detective. Together they embark on an investigation unlike anything Tori ever thought possible. Death is all around, the future is uncertain, and if Tori does not act quickly, two people she cares about are prime candidates for murder.

The Dead Detective Agency marks the start of the new Dead Detective Mystery Series. According to Leslie Brown, senior editor at LL-Publications, “Peg Herring navigates the twin worlds of life and death with all the skill of a master sailor, or in this case, a really awesome cruise ship director. The Dead Detective Agency is a light-hearted book about the journey of dying, the regrets of a half-lived life, and the guides who help us make sense of it all.

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WIN - Leave Peg a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book in your choice of ebook or print!

Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them.

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Peg Thanks, but from looking at your profile, it looks like I might want tips from you! Peg

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Liz Thanks for the invitation to be your friend. I read your profile and look forward to getting tips and updates from you. (Love the title of your book, too.)

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