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Mary Daheim

(Mary Richardson Daheim)
USA flag (1937 - )

Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim has been fascinated by story-telling since early childhood. She first listened, then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten. A journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her editorial stance against bigotry.
After getting her B.A., she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in her spare time she tried her hand at novels. In 1983, Daheims first historical romance was published, followed by a half-dozen more before she switched genres to her original fictional love, mysteries. Just Desserts and Fowl Prey, the first books of twenty-three (with Scots on the Rocks set for the end of July) in the Bed-and-Breakfast series were released in 1991. A year later, the Emma Lord series made its debut with The Alpine Advocate. The eighteenth, The Alpine Scandal, was published in late March 2007. The Alpine Traitor is scheduled to come out in early 2008. Daheim has also written several short stories for mystery anthologies and magazines.
Married to professor emeritus and playwright David Daheim, the couple lives in Seattle and has three grown daughters. She has been an Agatha Award nominee, winner of the 2000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Achievement Award, and her mysteries regularly make the USA Today bestseller list and the New York Times top thirty.


Love's Pirate (1983)
     aka The Royal Mile
Destiny's Pawn (1984)
Pride's Captive (1986)
     aka Reunion
Passion's Triumph (1988)
     aka Gosford's Daughter
King's Ransom (1990)
Improbable Eden (1991)
Gypsy Baron (1992)

Mary Daheim recommends
Lethal Legacy
Lethal Legacy (1995)
(Dr. Amy Prescott Mystery, book 3)
Louise Hendricksen
"Dr. Amy Prescott's adventures will keep the reader gasping for breath - and begging for more."
Dying to See You
Dying to See You (2000)
(Charlie Plato, book 5)
Margaret Chittenden
"Charlie Plato sparkles with her western brand of sleuthing skills."
Death in a Beach Chair
Death in a Beach Chair (2004)
(Susan Henshaw, book 15)
Valerie Wolzien
"Valerie Wolzien is a consummate crime writer. Her heroines sparkle as they sift through clues and stir up evidence in the darker, deadly side of suburbia."

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