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V M Burns

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Valerie Burns  was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.

She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Urban Studies. Valerie later went on to get a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

By day Valerie is a Training Manager at a call center for an appliance manufacturer. At night, Valerie writes cozy mysteries, childrens books and screenplays.Valerie currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her two poodles.Represented by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

Agatha Award Best First Book nominee (2017) : The Plot Is Murder

V M Burns recommends
A Deadly Inside Scoop (2020)
(Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, book 1)
Abby Collette
"A deliciously satisfying new cozy mystery series. It's got humor, a quirky cast a of characters and ice cream. What more could you want?"
To Kill a Mocking Girl (2020)
(Bookbinding Mystery, book 1)
Harper Kincaid
"With a dog named after a supreme court justice and a lock-picking nun for a side-kick, To Kill A Mocking Girl is a clever pun-in-cheek mystery with plenty of Southern charm. Cozy mystery lovers will enjoy the quirky characters, literary and pop-culture references and humor in this engaging new mystery."
The Moonshine Shack Murder (2021)
(Southern Homebrew Mystery, book 1)
Diane Kelly
"If you're thirsty for a mystery overflowing with Southern flavor and a shot of humor, The Moonshine Shack Murder is sure to quench your thirst and whet your appetite for more."
Mango, Mambo, and Murder (2021)
(Caribbean Kitchen Mystery, book 1)
Raquel V Reyes
"Mango, Mambo, and Murder is a delicious glimpse into Caribbean culture and cuisine, with a satisfying mystery, but don’t start reading if you’re hungry or in the middle of cooking. You may find that you’ve burned breakfast and are searching the Internet for Caribbean takeout. Don’t ask how I know this."

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