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Erika Chase

A pseudonym used by Linda Wiken

Erika Chase writes the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries for Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime. In a parallel life Erika Chase is also known as Linda Wiken. A former mystery bookstore owner (PrimeCrime Books in Ottawa, ON, Canada), Linda is also a short story writer. She is a member of those dangerous dames, The Ladies' Killing Circle.

Her short stories have appeared in the seven Ladies' Killing Circle anthologies (three of which she co-edited), and in the magazines Mysterious Intent and Over My Dead Body. She has beenshort-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award, Best Short Story, from Crime Writers of Canada.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
Agatha Award Best First Novel nominee (2012) : A Killer Read

Erika Chase recommends
The Cracked Spine (2016)
(Scottish Bookshop Mystery , book 1)
Paige Shelton
"A great read for book lovers, mystery seekers, and anyone who enjoys a determined new heroine. Sure to be a winning series."

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