Sharon L. Dean

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Sharon L. Dean grew up in Massachusetts where she breathed in the history haunts her novels. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of New Hampshire, a state she lived in until moving to Oregon. In New Hampshire, she taught writing and literature at Rivier University. After giving up writing scholarly books that required footnotes, she reinvented herself as a writer of mysteries. She has published three mystery novels featuring retired English professor Susan Warner--Tour de Trace, Death of the Keynote Speaker and Cemetery Wine--as well as a stand alone novel, Leaving Freedom. The Barn, the first in a new mystery series featuring librarian Deborah Strong, was published in July 2020

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Tour de Trace

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Cemetery Wine

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Leaving Freedom

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Set in Antwerp, Percentages of Guilt finds Valentin Vermeulen in the city where he began his career. The plot that involves drugs and money laundering is both complicated and fast-moving. Niemann is at the top of his game as he describes the atmosphe ...more
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How fun to read Murder at Plimoth Plantation alongside Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower. Wheeler portrays both the history and the contemporary reenactments with accuracy, aside, of course, from murder. One word of warning: most characters have their ...more
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I like a mystery where I almost solve the crime. Almost because if I solve it, it’s too obvious. But if I don’t come close, I feel cheated, if not stupid. Treachery in Tuscany satisfies my taste perfectly. Add to the intelligent plot, the setting in ...more
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I don’t ride horses and I’ve never been to a horse show, but I’m a fan of Pepper Kane. In her newest caper, she finds herself at a horse show in Seattle and in the thick of a murder. Beers is at her best when she describes the care and showing of hor ...more
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