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A novelist and author of books for both adults and young readers, Judy Alter is the author of seventitles in the Kelly O'Connell Mysteries, three in the Blue Plate Café Mysteries, and two Oak Grove Mysteries. Her mysteries are all set in Texas. She has also written frequently about women and girls of the American West, and many of those books are available as ebooks. Her Web page is http://www.judyalter.com.
The mother of four and grandmother of seven, she lives in Texas.
Newest mystery is due Sept. 8, 2017--Pigface and the Perfect Dog (Oak Grove Mysteries, #2). Available now for pre-order on Amazon.

Lunch is a learning experience




Delightful lunch today on campus. Students in a class in the department of nutritional sciences annually present two luncheons, open to the public. Today neighbor Mary and I went to a “Fiesta” luncheon in the Bass Hall Living Room. My first time on that part of campus in several years, and I was overwhelmed—there are new buildings where I thought we would park, and the Bass Building is n... Read more of this blog post »
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As always, it's nice to be back in China's world, but this particular outing had such a complicated plot I could not put it down. Appealing characters, a tangled family backstory, and some real lessons for China. It's great when series characters ...more
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“Florence Dodson was murdered the same night that Claire Guthrie shot her husband. For me, the story began with Claire, and I put Mrs. Dodson on the back burner in my mind. That turned out to be a mistake.”
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Judy Alter Just released: Deception in Strange Places. A woman desperately seeking her biological mother, a televangelist determined to thwart that search, a hired hit man, and in the midst of it all, a reclusive diva who wears Chinese silk gowns and collects antique Chinese porcelain. No one is telling the whole truth, and Kelly doesn’t know who to trust. She has gotten herself involved in a dangerous emotional tangle this time, and Mike doesn’t tell her to back off this time, even when events take them from Fort Worth to San Antonio. http://www.amazon.com/Deception-Stran...


message 5: by Judy

Judy Alter Glad to be your friend, Kris. I'm not a paranormal fan, so maybe you can educate me.


message 3: by Judy

Judy Alter Please visit my new website--http://www.judyalter.com. It includes a linke to the first chapter of my forthcoming novel, Skeleton in a Dead Space.


message 2: by Judy

Judy Alter Thanks, Beth. I'll add your books right away. I'm still exploring this site, so may hold off on the newsletter and Q&A for now.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Judy,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the just released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .

I've also reactivated my Q&A group, so please join and join in the discussions: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...
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