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Carolyn Haines

USA flag (b.1953)

aka Caroline Burnes, R B Chesterton, Lizzie Hart

A native of Mississippi, Carolyn Haines lives in Southern Alabama on a farm with horses, dogs, and cats. She has been honored with an Alabama State Council on the Arts literary fellowship for her writing, a family with enough idiosyncrasies to give her material for the rest of her life, and a bevy of terrific friends. She is a former photojournalist.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Romance

   Summer of Fear (1993)
   Season of Innocents (1994)
   Penumbra (2006)
   Fever Moon (2007)
   Revenant (2007)
   Skin Dancer (2011)
   Shop Talk (2011) (as by Lizzie Hart)
   Deception (2012)
   The Darkling (2013) (as by R B Chesterton)
   The Seeker (2014) (as by R B Chesterton)
   The Hanged Man (2015) (as by R B Chesterton)
Carolyn Haines recommends
The Grave Gourmet (2010)
(Capucine Culinary Mystery, book 1)
Alexander Campion
"Alexander Campion gives us a delicious mystery and a glimpse at the heights and depths of high cuisine. A fun book with a very different flavor."
Blood Secrets (2011)
(Alexandra Sabian, book 2)
Jeannie Holmes
"Holmes combines original, fast-paced urban fantasy and classic suspense in a series that readers will devour."
Dream a Little Scream (2015)
(Dream Club Mystery, book 2)
Mary Kennedy
A Murder in Time (2016)
(Kendra Donovan Mystery, book 1)
Julie McElwain
"Julie McElwain writes like an angel, but it is a devil she chases through the halls of time in this edge-of-the-seat thriller. I was instantly engaged. This is a taut thriller written by a pro. Every page holds a new twist. Prepare for a sleepless night when you pick up this beauty."
Dead and Breakfast (2017)
(Merry Ghost Inn Mystery, book 1)
Kate Kingsbury
"Kate Kingsbury is a pro?and it shows in every witty line of Dead and Breakfast. West coast setting, B&B with a secret room and a skeleton. What’s not to love? This book is so well done it almost reads itself. Treat yourself to the first in a new series?a must read."
House of Rose (2018)
(Magic City, book 1)
T K Thorne
"T.K. Thorne is an authentic new voice in the world of fantasy and mystery. House of Rose blends the realistic details of police work with magic. The result is an explosive story that will keep you on the edge of your seat as Rose learns of her true heritage... and the dangerous powers that are her birthright. Pick up this story--you'll thank yourself over and over again."
The Stranger Inside (2019)
Laura Benedict
"Compelling characters, lush settings, complex emotions--all in a clever plot and spiced with a hint of darkness. These are the trademarks of Laura Benedict's writing. I've followed her career for years and she never disappoints. This new book, The Stranger Inside, is no exception. But a warning--once you pick it up, you will yield your life to the power of a great storyteller."
Murder Once Removed (2019)
(Ancestry Detective, book 1)
S C Perkins
"Take an original cold case, a savvy 'ancestry' detective, and a compelling new voice in cozy mysteries, and you have a home run from the talented pen of S.C. Perkins. From the first heart stopping line to the final conclusion, MURDER ONCE REMOVED is a clever page-turner. Tracing family lines can certainly be deadly--and oh, so much fun!"
Privilege (2019)
Claire Matturro
"A dark Cinderella thriller with plenty of heat."
I See You So Close (2020)
(Last Ghost, book 2)
M Dressler
"M Dressler has created an original world between time and place, but the longings of her characters are very real."
Peaches and Schemes (2021)
(Georgia B&B Mystery, book 3)
Anna Gerard
"Excellent characters and great fun."
Cheddar Off Dead (2022)
(Cheese Shop Mystery , book 1)
Korina Moss
"Prepare to be charmed. . . A thoroughly enjoyable read!"

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