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Claire Matturro

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Claire Hamner Matturro, a former lawyer and college teacher, is the author of four legal mysteries with a sense of humor. Her books are: Skinny-Dipping (2004) (a BookSense pick, Romantic Times’Best First Mystery, and nominated for a Barry Award); Wildcat Wine (2005) (nominated for a Georgia Writer of the Year Award); Bone Valley(2006) and Sweetheart Deal (2007) (winner of Romantic Times’ Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery), all published by William Morrow. After her romantic suspense legal thriller, Trouble in Tallahassee (KaliOka Press 2017), Claire turned to a more serious legal thriller with Privilege (Moonshine Cove 2019).

Her newest book, The Smuggler's Daughter (Red Adept Publishing July 2020) returns Claire to the Gu
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Claire Matturro Well, um, let’s see, my most recent published book is Sweetheart Deal, and I got my inspiration for that from reading a story in the Cairo Messenger, …moreWell, um, let’s see, my most recent published book is Sweetheart Deal, and I got my inspiration for that from reading a story in the Cairo Messenger, the biweekly newspaper from Grady County, GA. The newspaper article was outlandish, but sad, which, bottom line, is true about most Southern Gothic stories. So I wove that Southern Gothic element into my legal mystery series and came up with Sweetheart Deal. That said, my most recent manuscript, Wayward Girls (now in the hands of my new agent) is coauthored with Penny Koepsel, Ph.D., a psychologist. We were inspired to write it while comparing notes and stories at an all-class reunion of the dysfunctional boarding school we both attended as teens. One of us said, “We ought to write a book.” So we did. However, our manuscript quickly evolved from our “Trouble with Angels” kind of personal hi-jinks stories into something very dark and inspired by a true story arising out of multiple tragedies at a wilderness school for delinquents in Texas. Regardless of inspiration, Wayward Girls is totally fiction. (less)
Claire Matturro I never get writer's block! Sometimes my fingers get tired of typing, but my mind bubbles forth without any blocks at all. …moreI never get writer's block! Sometimes my fingers get tired of typing, but my mind bubbles forth without any blocks at all. (less)
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Sample pages from my new book, PRIVILEGE

Just listed at Amazon this morning, Privilege (Moonshine Cove Publishing May 21, 2019), my new book, which represents a change in pace for me. No, no, I’m not abandoning Florida as a setting (it’s the perfect location for a crime/mystery novel), nor am I abandoning my legal thriller format (must make use of all that experience and training as a lawyer, after all). But I have moved from light-heart Read more of this blog post »
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