Meg Mims

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Award-winning author Meg Mims writes historical mysteries - westerns, Edwardian, and cozy contemporaries, plus romance novellas set during the holidays.

Meg is one half of the writing team D.E. Ireland along with another award-winning author, Sharon Pisacreta, for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mystery series. Book 1, WOULDN'T IT BE DEADLY, was an Agatha Award finalist for Best Historical Mystery of 2014. Book 2, MOVE YOUR BLOOMING CORPSE, begins at Ascot Racecourse. Book 3, GET ME TO THE GRAVE ON TIME will be out in fall of 2016..

Meg is thrilled to debut a cozy mystery series set in Southeast Michigan for Kensington Books, coming in 2017. Writing as MEG MACY, the series will feature a teddy bear shop and factory - book one is BEARLY DE
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Meg Mims I've read Colleen Gleason's Murder in the Lincoln White House, Murder in the Oval Library, Sharon Farrow's Mulberry Mischief, Agatha Christie's Carrib…moreI've read Colleen Gleason's Murder in the Lincoln White House, Murder in the Oval Library, Sharon Farrow's Mulberry Mischief, Agatha Christie's Carribean Mystery, Caroline Fraser's Prairie Fires, J.B. West's Upstairs at the White House, and am currently reading L.A. Chandlar's The Silver Gun.(less)
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Christmas In Summer?

I know, I know!! It's mid-August! Heat, humidity, beach or pool time -- who can think about Christmas now? But Halloween candy is already on the store shelves, and I'm sure some retailers have candy canes and wreaths, cards and wrapping paper, even trees, all ready to set up for displays.And I'm trying to get myself into the "Christmas Spirit" in this hot summer, writing HAVE YOURSELF A BEARY LITT Read more of this blog post »
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Kris Neri Good to connect here, Meg. Always great to meet another author, especially from the other side of the world.

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