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Claire A. Murray

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Claire A. Murray writes mystery/crime, fantasy, and science fiction. With 8 published short stories (and a 9th coming out in Fall 2021), she wonders why she didn't begin writing them sooner. "I have about 20 unpublished shorts in different stages of completion and have come to truly enjoy the challenge of the short story format.
She is is expanding one of those stories into a novella, writing a medieval-era trilogy fantasy set on an Earth-like planet, and has a completed amateur sleuth novel on hold for revisions, so she can finish writing the prequel.
Claire is a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC) and their Guppy, New England, Desert Sleuths, and LA chapters, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. She recently moved from New England to Ariz
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Plenty of clues, multiple suspects, and engaging characters. It doesn't require that you've read the first book. With the third book out and the fourth on its way, here's a series to sit back with and enjoy.
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“The problem with being a leader is that you're never sure if you're being followed or chased.”
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“It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani”
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“...you can't spend all your time alone…alone in your head…alone in your books…it's not healthy. We all need to learn to get along with and be with other people. We need to learn to make friends. It's an important part of life. " ~Dani O'Meara, from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery tentatively titled, Dangerous Days for Dani.”
Claire A. Murray

“The problem with being a leader is that you're never sure if you're being followed or chased.”
Claire A. Murray

“...you can't spend all your time alone…alone in your head…alone in your books…it's not healthy. We all need to learn to get along with and be with other people. We need to learn to make friends. It's an important part of life. " ~Dani O'Meara, from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery tentatively titled, Dangerous Days for Dani.”
Claire A. Murray

“It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani”
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“There has always been the wind.
Since our planet began to turn, there has been the wind. This ball of dirt and fire and water started to spin. The air stirred. And Earth's time began.
But the beginnings of the wind are lost in the mists of time. The wind blew before the Appian Way wended through Rome. It blew before the Parthenon crowned Athens. Before pyramids sprang up in Egypt.
Before the Mayans. Before the Incas.
Before Man.”
Kaye George, Death in the Time of Ice

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