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Wendy Webb

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Minneapolis, The United States



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WENDY WEBB's novels are mysteries about long-buried family secrets, set in big, old haunted houses on the Great Lakes.

THE END OF TEMPERANCE DARE (2017, Lake Union) is set in a former tuberculosis sanatorium on Lake Superior, now a renowned retreat for artists and writers. When Eleanor Harper takes the helm as its new director and her first batch of visiting artists arrives, she begins to suspect this isn't going to be the restful retreat she thought it might be.

THE VANISHING (2014, Hyperion) is the story of Julia Bishop, who takes a job as a companion for a famous novelist, who the entire world thinks is dead. When she travels to the novelist's remote estate, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that.


Small Business Saturday — Shop at your local indie bookstore!

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner. I love this nationwide effort to urge people to patronize their local businesses, and I hope everyone gets a jump on their holiday shopping by spending some money in their hometown stores.

On Saturday afternoon, I'm going to be working as a bookseller at one of my favorite independent bookstores, Valley Bookseller on Main Street in Stillwater, MN. Read more of this blog post »
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Daughters of the Lake

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The Fate of Mercy Alban

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The Tale of Halcyon Crane

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The End of Temperance Dare

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The Vanishing

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Wendy’s Recent Updates

Wendy Webb and 4 other people liked Kristi Lamont's review of Widow's Walk:
Widow's Walk by Wendy Webb
"Y'ALL. THIS IS NOT A BOOK BY THE AUTHOR I CONSIDER THE "REAL" WENDY WEBB. (Who has written Daughters of the Lake, The Fate of Mercy Alban, etc.)

I heard from her confirming this, and her publisher is looking into things.

Here is an edited version of th" Read more of this review »
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
" Hi! Not sure if this is the proper place to address this, but a book has appeared on my author page that was not written by me. "Dark Love" is on my p ...more "
" Hi all,

When you're the author of spooky tales and go on a book tour, people tell you their own ghost stories. Believe me, I've heard some great ones.
...more "
" Hi all! I thought you might enjoy seeing a link to my newest blog on the Huffington Post books site about the best ghost stories I've heard on my rece ...more "
Wendy Webb and 4 other people liked Rita 's review of The Fate of Mercy Alban:
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy     Webb
"More reviews : Sun/Salt + Letters 

So, I am a chicken, in a big, BIG way.
That said, I would never pick this book up in a book store, just because of the whole ghost story thing..
That's why I'm so thankful to Goodreads giveaways.

I just loved it, it's " Read more of this review »
" Hi everyone! My new book, THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN, is being published by Hyperion on Feb 5. It's a mystery about long-buried family secrets set in a b ...more "
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“Before I lost my father, I never understood the rituals surrounding funerals: the wake, the service itself, the reception afterward,the dinners prepared by well-meaning friends and delivered in plastic containers, even the popular habit of making poster boards filled with photos of the dear departed. But now I know why we do those things. It's busywork, all of it. I had so much to take care of, so many arrangements to make, so many people to inform, I didn't have a moment to be engulfed by the ocean of grief that was lapping at my heels. Instead, I waded through the shallows, performing task after task, grateful to have duties to propel me forward.”
Wendy Webb, The Tale of Halcyon Crane

“The truth finds its way into the light, no matter what you’ve done to contain it.”
Wendy Webb, The Vanishing

“But I will leave you with a word of warning. If ever a feeling of dread or foreboding overcomes you, and if ever you feel pulled to a place, inexplicably, the way I did, take heed. It may be trying to tell you—something wicked your way comes.”
Wendy Webb, The End of Temperance Dare



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