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Colleen J. Shogan

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Colleen Shogan has been reading mysteries since the age of six. She conceived of the plot of “Stabbing in the Senate” one morning while taking a walk in her suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Her Washington Whodunit series is published by Camel Press, with "Stabbing in the Senate" making its debut in 2015. In April 2016, "Stabbing in the Senate" won first place in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for the Mystery Category. Her sequel was "Homicide in the House" followed by "Calamity at the Continental Club."

A political scientist by training, Colleen has taught American politics at Yale, George Mason University, Georgetown, and Penn. She previously worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staffer in the United States Senate and as th
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Colleen J. Shogan Thanks for the question! "Homicide in the House" is officially released on June 15. However, Amazon is currently selling the paperback and the e-book …moreThanks for the question! "Homicide in the House" is officially released on June 15. However, Amazon is currently selling the paperback and the e-book should be available in the next few days! (less)
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Thanks for the question! I've worked on Capitol Hill since 2005 so I've seen a lot concerning safety and security. There's not a day that goes b…more
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Thanks for the question! I've worked on Capitol Hill since 2005 so I've seen a lot concerning safety and security. There's not a day that goes by that we're not reminded that we work in an area targeted by people who might want to do harm. Nonetheless, I still love driving up the Hill each day to work! My inspiration for writing the series comes from my years working for Congress, both as a staff member at the Library of Congress and as a Senate staffer. It provided me with great stories to tell!

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Michael Murphy Colleen, thanks for being friends on Goodreads. If you get a chance, I hope you'll add my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee club to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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