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Julie Hyzy

(Julie A Hyzy)
USA flag (b.1959)

Julie Hyzy's first experience with food included flipping burgers and chopping onions at a neighborhood hot dog stand. She traded that experience for a job as a singing waitress at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour.Over the years, she's acted in community theater productions, appeared in television commercials, and crashed a previously all-male fraternity to become one of the first female brothers in Loyola University's Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Julie had dreams of becoming a writer, but family, friends, and frat brothers convinced her otherwise. Having held positions as junior officer at a downtown bank, office manager at an architectural firm, and financial advisor at a prestigious wealth management company, she realizes that the business degree was probably a good choice -- but fiction is truly her passion. Now, with some well-earned life experience behind her, she's delighted to finally be able to make writing a priority in her life.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Science Fiction
Short Stories
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2009) : State of the Onion
Barry Awards Best Paperback Novel winner (2009) : State of the Onion
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2012) : Buffalo West Wing

Julie Hyzy recommends
A Cold Day In Hell (2009)
Ken Rand
"Quirky and compelling, Ken Rand's A Cold Day in Hell captures readers' imaginations from its first page. And whether it's Rand's darkly humorous comments on society, his fascinating cast of characters, or the poignant moments that catch you by surprise, A Cold Day in Hell is a story that will stay with you long after you've turned its last page."
Ink Flamingos (2011)
(Tattoo Shop Mystery, book 4)
Karen E Olson
"Snappy writing, humor, and plenty of page-turning tension."
To Sketch a Thief (2011)
(Portrait of Crime Mystery, book 2)
Sharon Pape
"Pape has a sure-handed balance of humor and action that makes her a writer to watch."
Clobbered by Camembert (2012)
(Cheese Shop Mystery, book 3)
Avery Aames
"A deliciously fast-paced, twisty mystery filled with lovable, quirky characters."
Red Velvet Revenge (2012)
(Cupcake Bakery Mystery, book 4)
Jenn McKinlay
"I gobbled it right up."
A Broth of Betrayal (2013)
(Soup Lover's Mystery, book 2)
Connie Archer
"A charming new amateur sleuth series."
Rubbed Out (2013)
(Memphis Barbeque Mystery, book 4)
Riley Adams
"You'll feel transported to Beale Street."
Murder Sends a Postcard (2014)
(Haunted Souvenir, book 3)
Christy Fifield
"Fifield creates the kind of characters that stay with you for a long time."
Murder at Honeychurch Hall (2014)
(Honeychurch Hall, book 1)
Hannah Dennison
"A rousing romp through the English countryside. Filled with quirky characters and hilarious antics, this page-turner will leave you breathless!"
A Root Awakening (2015)
(Flower Shop Mystery, book 16)
Kate Collins
"Kate Collin's Flower Shop Mysteries are always an auto-buy for me!"
Privy to the Dead (2015)
(Museum Mysteries, book 6)
Sheila Connolly
"[Connolly's] stories always keep me turning pages."
A Dark and Stormy Murder (2016)
(Writer's Apprentice Mystery, book 1)
Julia Buckley
"A traditional mystery reader’s dream. A Dark and Stormy Murder has it all: plenty of action, a dash of romance, and lots of heart."
Kale to the Queen (2017)
(Kensington Palace Chef Mystery, book 1)
Nell Hampton
"As delightful a treat as afternoon tea."
Leave No Scone Unturned (2019)
(Chef-to-Go Mystery, book 2)
Denise Swanson
"Fast-paced and fun...Tart of Darkness is utterly unputdownable."
Before She Was Helen (2020)
Caroline B Cooney
"As Before She Was Helen opens, readers are drawn into what appears to be a light, retirement-community caper. But author Caroline B. Cooney quickly flips expectations upside-down in this deceptively dark mystery. Between old crimes and fresh murders, septuagenarian protagonist Clemmie faces an unspeakable fear that will keep readers hooked in this twisty whodunit."
Little Bookshop of Murder (2020)
(Beach Reads Mystery, book 1)
Maggie Blackburn
"With its charming beachfront setting and collection of book-loving characters, Maggie Blackburn’s Little Bookshop of Murder has it all: suspense, charm, and a mystery that draws readers in immediately. An enjoyable start to what promises to be a delightful new series."

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