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Annette Dashofy

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Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and bred, grew up with horses, cattle, and, yes, chickens. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT for the local ambulance service. Since then, she's worked a variety of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husband, and their two spoiled cats live on property that was once part of her grandfathers dairy. Her short fiction, including a 2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: the Guppy Anthology.

Genres: Cozy Mystery

Agatha Award Best First Book nominee (2014) : Circle of Influence
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2015) : Bridges Burned
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2017) : No Way Home
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2018) : Cry Wolf
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2019) : Fair Game

Annette Dashofy recommends
Protocol (2017)
(Maggie O'Malley Mystery, book 1)
Kathleen Valenti
"With a page-turner debut like Protocol, I can’t wait to see what Valenti cooks up for us next!"
Last Call (2018)
(Maggie Lewis Mystery, book 1)
Paula Matter
"Paula Matter has woven a wonderfully fun and quirky debut in Last Call with a cast of characters you’ll want to hang out with for years to come. Maggie is both vulnerable and spunky as she struggles to make it on her own…with a little help from her friends. She’ll break your heart and have you laughing out loud!"
The Study of Secrets (2020)
(Lila Maclean Academic Mystery, book 5)
Cynthia Kuhn
"Beautifully written, The Study of Secrets teems with fascinating characters, a maze of a plot, and description so deep and real, you can smell the woodsmoke mingling with the pines."
Front Page Murder (2022)
(Homefront News Mystery, book 1)
Joyce St Anthony
"A strong, take-charge female protagonist and a twisty plot to keep readers guessing . . . I fell in love with [Irene Ingram] and know you will too!"

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