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D.B. Borton

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D. B. Borton is a Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Wesleyan University and now a full-time writer. Specializing in humorous mysteries, she has published eleven mystery novels in two series, the Cat Caliban series (Berkley, Hilliard and Harris) and the Gilda Liberty series (Fawcett), as well as the mystery novel SMOKE (Boomerang) and the humorous science fiction novel SECOND COMING (Boomerang). Her latest mystery, BAYOU CITY BURNING (Boomerang), was published in June 2019.

A native of Houston, Texas, Borton became an ardent admirer of Nancy Drew at a young age. At the age of fourteen, she acquired her own blue roadster, trained on the freeways of Houston and the broad stretches of oil-endowed Texas highway, and began her travels.
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D.B. Borton The first four books in the series will be available on Kindle Dec. 1st, both individually and in a box set: ONE FOR THE MONEY, TWO-SHOUT FOUL, THREE-…moreThe first four books in the series will be available on Kindle Dec. 1st, both individually and in a box set: ONE FOR THE MONEY, TWO-SHOUT FOUL, THREE-RING CIRCUS, and FOUR ELEMENTS OF MURDER. Thanks for reading!(less)
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So sorry I missed your message! I do have a copy I for you. Given my negligence, I'm happy to send it for the cost of postage. It will be pre-…more
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So sorry I missed your message! I do have a copy I for you. Given my negligence, I'm happy to send it for the cost of postage. It will be pre-empted next year in any case when the second half of the Cat Caliban series is reissued (Books 1-4 will be reissued Dec. 1st, Books 5-8 next year). Send me your address to dbbortonweb@dbborton.com.(less)
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Now that I've created my own girl detective in BAYOU CITY BURNING, I've started a blog on girl detectives on my website, https://www.dbborton.com/category/gir... . Drawing on my academic research on girl detectives before 1930, I'm profiling some of Nancy Drew's forebears, from the dime novels of the late 19th century to the earliest adventure books for girls in the 20th. Come meet New York Nell, Read more of this blog post »
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