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Anna Lee Huber

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Anna Lee Huber was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. From a young age, her imagination was boundless. She spent her summers with her four brothers and one sister playing Star Wars, wearing snow boots and her mothers old nightgowns while swinging plastic bats as light-sabers, and The A-Team hanging off the riding lawn mower (what else were they supposed to use for the van?). In the fourth grade, she penned her first story and asked her teacher to read it to the class. Sure, it was titled Prom Duty, and a ten-year-old doesn't really know much about high school dances, but she chalked it up as her first success. She went on to write several more stories, including a series featuring her own gang of mystery-solving teens, keeping her pen moving despite teenage hormones and a cross-country move to South Carolina.

Having dreamed of becoming a Rock Star, more along the lines of Amy Grant than Britney Spears, Anna attended college in Music City USA Nashville, Tennessee. There, she met her husband while acting in a school production of Our Town. They married just before she graduated summa cum laude from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a minor in Psychology. Discovering she was better trained to sing opera than Top 40, and uncertain where her future lay, she found work as an administrative assistant while she tried to find herself again.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Historical
New Books
February 2024

Sisters of Fortune
Lady Darby Mystery
   1. The Anatomist's Wife (2012)
   2. Mortal Arts (2013)
   3. A Grave Matter (2014)
   4. A Study in Death (2015)
   4.5. A Pressing Engagement (2016)
   5. As Death Draws Near (2016)
   6. A Brush with Shadows (2018)
   7. An Artless Demise (2019)
   8. A Stroke of Malice (2020)
   9. A Wicked Conceit (2021)
   10. A Perilous Perspective (2022)
   11. A Fatal Illusion (2023)
   12. A Deceptive Composition (2024)
Verity Kent
   1. This Side of Murder (2017)
   2. Treacherous Is the Night (2018)
   3. Penny for Your Secrets (2019)
   4. A Pretty Deceit (2020)
   5. Murder Most Fair (2021)
   6. A Certain Darkness (2022)
   Secrets in the Mist (2016)
   Sisters of Fortune (2024)
Omnibus editions
   The Deadly Hours (2020) (with others)
Rita Awards Best First Book nominee (2013) : The Anatomist's Wife

Anna Lee Huber recommends
The Curse of Penryth Hall (2023)
Jess Armstrong
"Perfect for fans of Hester Fox and Simone St. James."
Murder in Postscript (2023)
(Lady of Letters Mystery, book 1)
Mary Winters
"Readers will be left wanting to pose their own most pressing questions to Lady Agony from Murder in Postscript. The plucky, endearing heroine and her intriguing romantic interest make an indelible sleuthing pair that readers will swiftly be rooting for, and the plot is twisty enough to keep them guessing till the very end. Charming, astute, and just plain fun."
A Dress of Violet Taffeta (2022)
Tessa Arlen
"A sumptuous treat of elegant prose, evocative descriptions, and compelling emotions. Arlen's writing absolutely shines in A Dress of Violet Taffeta. She succeeds in making fashion designer and Titanic-survivor Lucy Duff Gordon both relatable and sympathetic, and stirs the senses with her lush depictions of clothing and settings."
The Spanish Daughter (2021)
Lorena Hughes
"A lyrical and nuanced study of family and belonging. Readers will fall in love with The Spanish Daughter's unique setting amidst the cacao plantations of Ecuador in 1920, its lush and vivid prose, and compelling and audacious heroine. I'm already looking forward to the sequel."
Down a Dark River (2021)
(Inspector Michael Corravan, book 1)
Karen Odden
"Odden's latest is intricately plotted and filled with a cast of wonderful characters, including a worthy and relatable hero."
Murder at Mallowan Hall (2021)
(Phyllida Bright Mystery, book 1)
Colleen Cambridge
"Cambridge pens a thoroughly intriguing mystery, told in a unique manner from the perspective of the staff belowstairs rather than the upper class above, in this splendid first installment in a new series. Her heroine, Phyllida Bright, is the confident, shrewd, and eminently capable housekeeper for none other than the grand dame of mystery herself--Agatha Christie--and a great admirer of Christie's fictional detective Poirot, whose methods she seeks to emulate. Fans of Tessa Arlen and Jennifer Ashley will be delighted."

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