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Lesley A Diehl

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esley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida--cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her writing muse. When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats, and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work.

She is author of several mystery series, all featuring country gals with attitude: the microbrewing mystery series set in the Butternut Valley of upstate New York--A Deadly Draught and Poisoned Pairings; the Big Lake Murder Mystery series--Dumpster Dying and Grilled, Chilled and Killed; and the Eve Appel Mysteries Series,A Secondhand Murder and Dead in the Water. Untreedreads publishes her short stories as well as a novel length mystery, Angel Sleuth. Her most recent mystery is Murder is Academic.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
   The Killer Wore Cranberry (2010) (with Jack Bates, Stephanie Beck, Arthur Carey, Bobbi A Chukran, Herschel Cozine, Kathleen Gerard, Barb Goffman, J Alan Hartman, Laird Long, Kelley Lortz, Beth Mathison, Barbara Metzger, KM Rockwood, Earl Staggs, Albert Tucher and Lance Zarimba)