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Leslie Budewitz

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*Also publishes as Alicia Beckman*
Leslie Budewitz is the three-time Agatha Award winner and bestselling author of the Spice Shop and Food Lovers’ Village mysteries. She’ll make her suspense debut, writing as Alicia Beckman, with “BITTERROOT LAKE” (Crooked Lane Books) in April 2021.

When four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Alicia Beckman's suspense debut.



Though I loved living in Seattle as a college student and young lawyer, I’m happiest back home in my native Montana. And I’m thrilled to share with you this story of grief and friendship, of loss and loneliness
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Leslie Budewitz So glad you enjoy Pepper and the Spice Shop crew -- they are a lot of fun to write, and I love the opportunity to roam Seattle and the Market from my …moreSo glad you enjoy Pepper and the Spice Shop crew -- they are a lot of fun to write, and I love the opportunity to roam Seattle and the Market from my desk! I do have plans for at least two more books in the series, so stay tuned -- and thanks for asking!(less)
Leslie Budewitz Oh, what fun! I'm looking forward to Love & Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea; House, Tree, Person by Catriona McPherson; Called to Justice by Edith …moreOh, what fun! I'm looking forward to Love & Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea; House, Tree, Person by Catriona McPherson; Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell; and the latest Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline WInspear, In This Grave Hour. The new Elizabeth Strout, Anything is Possible. In August, Glass Houses by Louise Penny. And I'm still catching up on the Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson. The theme? Richly patterned fiction that delves into the lives of women, and takes me places I might otherwise not get to go. (less)
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Join me next Wednesday, June 9, for the June Local Author Showcase sponsored by the Country Bookshelf in Bozeman — and thanks to the miracle of Zoom, you don’t even need to come to Montana! Though after you hear about our books, you’ll want to. Trust me on that!

The conversation starts at 6 pm Mtn, Wed June 9. Registration is free through Eventbrite using this link. You can also use this link t

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“No matter how old you are, there is nothing so comforting as your mother's arms.”
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