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Patricia Smith Wood

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My father, first as a police officer and later as a career FBI agent, sparked my interest in law, solving crime, and mystery writing.

After retiring from a varied and successful business career (including eighteen months working at the FBI and fifteen years as CEO of my own computer company) I attended writing seminars, conferences, and in 2009 graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy.

My first mystery, The Easter Egg Murder, was published in February 2013 by Aakenbaaken & Kent. My second book in the series, Murder on Sagebrush came out in 2015, and the third, Murder on Frequency debuted in late 2016. It won the NM/AZ Book Award for Best Cozy Mystery 2017. The fourth Harrie McKinsey will be out soon. It's called Murder at the Petroglyphs and i
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Patricia Thanks, Kris. That was quite an experience. Sorry you had to travel so far for so little return. We enjoyed having you across from us for that brief time, but we certainly understood your decision to head home. Hope to see you perhaps in the fall at the NM/AZ Book Co-Op banquet!


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Kris Neri Hey, Patricia. Good to connect with you here. It was good seeing you in Albuquerque, too.

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Beth Hi Patricia,
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