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Jo A. Hiestand

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Jo A. Hiestand is the author of two British mystery series. While this may not seem so unusual, Jo was born in -- and still lives in -- St. Louis, Missouri.
To get around the technical difficulties dictated by living in one country and writing about another -- especially about police procedures and crime detection, of which she has no personal experience -- she travels to Britain every few years for research. It was on one such trip that she met English police Inspector Tony Eyre (now retired) who supplied police information for her first novel, "Death of an Ordinary Guy." Since then, two other English police officers have become close friends of hers and help with police procedure, catching American words that creep into her writing, and
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Jo A. Hiestand Hi, Kathy. An Old Remedy is the seventh book. It begins on May Day eve. Thanks for asking.
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Taking the plunge

I've started writing the twelfth McLaren mystery. This may seem odd to some folks because the eleventh book, Black Moon, is still with the editor. But I need to keep busy. I need a project. So I plotted the next novel. It took me several weeks because I kept thinking of different circumstances and story lines. When I finally settled on one, I then had to come up with the title. I debated betwee... Read more of this blog post »
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message 3: by Eva

Eva Montealegre I took the test and they say we were 72% aligned in our taste of books.

I, too, am a mystery author.

I wrote RESURRECTION DIVA and it has garnered some very good reviews. I'd love for you to read it and tell me what you think.

Best thoughts,

Eva Batonne


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Jo Beth wrote: "Hi Jo,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!"


Hey, we're all in this together. We may as well find strength in numbers....


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Jo,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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