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Joanne Fluke


USA flag (1943 - )

aka Jo Gibson

Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow's clothesline. She insists that there really are 10,000 lakes and the mosquito is NOT the state bird.

While pursuing her writing career, Joanne has worked as: a public school teacher, a psychologist, a musician, a private detective's assistant, a corporate, legal, and pharmaceutical secretary, a short order cook, a florist's assistant, a caterer and party planner, a computer consultant on a now-defunct operating system, a production assistant on a TV quiz show, half of a screenwriting team with her husband, and a mother, wife, and homemaker.

She now lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic.
 
Non fiction
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Short stories
Candy Cane Murder [short story] (2007)
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (2010)


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Corpse Flower (2014)
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Death of a Dog Whisperer (2014)
(Melanie Travis, book 17)
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The Ghosts of Misty Hollow (2016)
(Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, book 6)
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"Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle."


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