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Jean Sheldon

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Jean Sheldon, born and raised in Chicago, spent the first half of her life as a fine and graphic artist. In 2004 she began another creative endeavor—writing mysteries. Her historical mystery The Woman in the Wing features women pilots (WASP) and factory workers (Rosie the Riveter) during WWII. Seven Cities of Greed involves a group of women of a 'certain age' on a quest for adventure and the mythical 'Seven Cities of Gold' in New Mexico, Jean's home for over twenty years. Mrs. Quigley's Kidnapping introduces Mattie Draper, a female detective in Chicago circa 1968, and Flowers for Her Grave is an old-fashioned whodunit in which two amateur sleuths in their early sixties, a gossip columnist and a gardener, solve a 20-year-old crime. The myste ...more

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Jean Sheldon There is always work! You don't always get paid for it, but there is never a shortage of things to write about, especially if you write for the pure j…moreThere is always work! You don't always get paid for it, but there is never a shortage of things to write about, especially if you write for the pure joy of creating stories and characters. (less)
Jean Sheldon My favorite fictional couple is Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in the Dorothy Sayers books.
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Flowers For Her Grave

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The Woman in the Wing

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She Overheard Murder (Nic a...

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Puzzled by the Clues (Nic &...

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Monet's Palette

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An Uncluttered Palette

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Seven Cities Of Greed

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Mrs. Quigley's Kidnapping

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Persistent

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A New Administration and Reasons for Hope

In mid-2020, I began searching for ways to occupy my time during the pandemic. I wondered if there were others like me, who, needing an outlet, would consider contributing to an anthology. The response was heartening and we have compiled those offerings into Now We Heal: An Anthology of Hope. The volume is unique and, we feel, a fitting way to celebrate the inauguration of our new administrati Read more of this blog post »
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“I must, I must before I die find some way to say the essential thing that is in me, that I have never said yet – a thing that is not love or hate or pity or scorn but the very breath of life... I want to bring back into the world of men some little bit of new wisdom. There is a little wisdom in the world; Heraclitus, Spinoza, and a saying here and there. I want to add to it, even if ever so little.”
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Carol Jean,

Just finished reading MONET'S PALETTE.(won as a First Reads giveaway) I reviewed and gave it 5 stars. Certainly had me guessing and on the edge of my seat until the very end. Hope to be able to read more of your books in the future. Thanks for accepting as a Goodreads friend.

Carol


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Beth Hi Jean,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


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