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Erin Hart

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Crawfordsville, IN, The United States


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ERIN HART'S archaeological crime novels are set in the mysterious boglands of Ireland. She introduced pathologist Nora Gavin in one of the most lauded mystery debuts of 2003: HAUNTED GROUND (2003), was a Booksense 76 pick, won the Friends of American Writers award and Romantic Times' Best First Mystery, was shortlisted for Anthony and Agatha awards, and translated into ten foreign languages. LAKE OF SORROWS (2004) was shortlisted for a Minnesota Book Award, and FALSE MERMAID (2010) was named by ALA/Booklist as one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2010. THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN is due out in March 2013. A Minnesota theater critic, a former communications director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a founder of the Twin Cities Irish Music & ...more

One of the great perks of my job is that I get to travel to Ireland for research. And I love to bring people along with me and share some of the amazing places I've discovered in many visits there.

I'm taking a small group of 8 intrepid travelers this September, on a tour called "IRELAND: The Creative I," which will focus on Ireland as the inspiration for painting, photography, music, poetry an... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.78 · 8,917 ratings · 1,198 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Haunted Ground (Nora Gavin,...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,163 ratings — published 1999 — 24 editions
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Lake of Sorrows (Nora Gavin...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,921 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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False Mermaid (Nora Gavin #3)
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The Book of Killowen (Nora ...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,243 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Books to Die For
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" General Questions SS: What is your birthdate? EH: 9/1 SS: What were your previous occupations? EH: Stage manager, propmistress, receptionist, communications director, editor, teacher, music promoter, freelance arts journalist & theater critic. SS: Wha..." ...More

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“All of us insist upon our illusions, upon substituting dreams and distorted memories for the real thing.”
Erin Hart, Lake of Sorrows

“We’re made out of the water, the earth, the air of the places that fed our ancestors, quenched their thirst, the basic elements of the places that gave them life. Is it really so strange if we feel the heave and pitch of those places, even centuries later, in the vibrations of our atoms?”
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“From the poorest places came the richest music—it had always been that way.”
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message 3: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Erin

Lovely to catch up with you here. Long time no speak. How's the writing going?

Christine Hatfield good afternoon

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Erin,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you'll put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: .
- Beth

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