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Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based mystery writer who also lectures about gardens and travel. She is the author of the Potting Shed mysteries from Random House/Alibi, about Pru Parke, middle-aged American gardener who moves to England and digs up more than weeds. Her second cozy series, Birds of a Feather, follows the adventures of Julia Lanchester, daughter of a celebrity ornithologist and manager of the tourist information center in a Suffolk village. Marty is available to visit your book club via the internet. She leads garden tours to European and North American destinations.

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Marty Wingate Hello Hilary! Thanks so much for your question - I love writing about Julia (and I love Suffolk). I certainly can't let it end here, can I? We must…moreHello Hilary! Thanks so much for your question - I love writing about Julia (and I love Suffolk). I certainly can't let it end here, can I? We must get them married! But, we have a temporary glitch - Alibi (the digital imprint from Random House) has "closed its doors" - they are taking on no new titles. That means both Birds of a Feather and my Potting Shed mysteries have no publisher. But I have started the next book in both series and so it's just a matter of figuring out how to get them to readers once they are finished. Will I self publish? Perhaps. I'll be sure to shout about it when the decision is made. (And will post details on my website and in my newsletter.) In the meantime, I have a new series coming from Berkley - the First Edition Library mysteries. Book one - The Bodies in the Library will be out Oct. 8. Again - thanks so much for getting in touch!(less)
Marty Wingate Telling stories - combining history, people I've known, my own experiences, and putting them into a brand new tale.
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The Garden Plot (Potting Sh...

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The Skeleton Garden: (Potti...

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The Rhyme of the Magpie (Bi...

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Empty Nest (Birds of a Feat...

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What Child Is This? An Ellie Kent mystery by Alice K. Boatwright
"I really did like this book-taking a chance on reading the second book in the Ellie Kent series without reading the first; because I wanted to read it as a holiday mystery. But it actually worked fairly well as a stand-alone with enough background..." Read more of this review »
What Child Is This? by Alice K. Boatwright
"This beautifully written mystery is perfect for the holidays, or any day you want to spend reading about Christmas in an English village. The second in the Ellie Kent mystery series (Ellie Kent is a smart American who marries a sexy English vicar..." Read more of this review »
What Child Is This? by Alice K. Boatwright
"Alice Boatwright has done it again: brought us another wonderful Ellie Kent mystery.
What Child Is This? is a hard-to-put-down story and I didn’t – I read it in one day. I was with Ellie every step of the way as she set about unraveling the myster..." Read more of this review »
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Love following Chow Mein around town as she once again tries to make something out of nothing - is it a murder or isn't it? I think I need a chocolate martini to help me think.
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Marty Wingate Cherie wrote: "Congratulations on having your books adopted by the Cozy Mysteries discussion group! They're a hard nut to crack.
Cherie"


Thanks, Cherie - hope to see you at Bouchercon in September!


Cherie O'Boyle Congratulations on having your books adopted by the Cozy Mysteries discussion group! They're a hard nut to crack.
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