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Nancy Pickard


USA flag (1945 - )

Nancy Pickard has charmed the world with her Jenny Cain mysteries. A queen among mystery writers, she has been president of Sister in Crime, served on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America, and has won numerous awards including an Anthony, Shamus, Macavity, and Agatha (the only author to ever win all four of them). She's received additional nominations for all of those awards plus the Edgar, and American Mystery Awards.

Born in 1945, Pickard earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia and then spent several years working as a reporter, editor, and freelance writer. At age 35, she began writing fiction.

Since then, her books have been published in countries all around the world from Australia to Japan to Sweden to Spain.
 
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Short stories
It Had to Be You (1997)


Awards
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1986) : Say No to Murder
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1988) : Dead Crazy
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1988) : Marriage Is Murder
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1990) : Bum Steer
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1991) : I.O.U.
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1992) : I.O.U.
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : I.O.U.
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Twilight
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Whole Truth
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Whole Truth
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2006) : The Virgin of Small Plains
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Virgin of Small Plains
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2007) : The Virgin of Small Plains
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Virgin of Small Plains
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2007) : The Virgin of Small Plains
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : The Scent of Rain and Lightning


Nancy Pickard recommends
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Then Hang All the Liars (1989)
(Samantha Adams, book 2)
Sarah Shankman
"Terrific! Sam Adams is witty, sexy and smart, and so are Shankman's mysteries."
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A Bite of Death (1991)
(Dog Lover's Mystery, book 3)
Susan Conant
"I'd award it Pop Dog honor!"
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Cold Call (1993)
(Iris Thorne, book 1)
Dianne Pugh
"Robert B. Parker had Boston, Sara Paretsky Chicago, and now L.A. belongs to Dianne [Emley]."
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In The Dead of Summer (1995)
(Amanda Pepper, book 6)
Gillian Roberts
"The Dorothy Parker of mystery writers."
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The Main Line Is Murder (1995)
(Ginger Barnes Main Line, book 1)
Donna Huston Murray
"A new star rises in the cozy mystery firmament."
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Murder in Scorpio (1995)
(Elizabeth Chase, book 1)
Martha C Lawrence
"One of the most engaging mysteries I've ever read. There's no tougher critic than a Virgo, and this Virgo says Murder in Scorpio is flawless."
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Death-Fires Dance (1996)
(Margo Simon)
Janice Steinberg
"Sparkles with wit and suspense."
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Dog Eat Dog (1996)
(Melanie Travis, book 3)
Laurien Berenson
"These are charming mysteries."
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The Spring Cleaning Murders (1998)
(Ellie Haskell, book 7)
Dorothy Cannell
"If there's anybody funnier than Dorothy Cannell, I don't want to meet her until my sides stop aching."
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In the Still of the Night (1999)
(Grace and Favor, book 2)
Jill Churchill
"Agatha Christie is alive and well and writing under the name Jill Churchill."
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Shop Till You Drop (2003)
(Dead-End Job, book 1)
Elaine Viets
"Wit, murder, and sunshine...it must be Florida. I love this new series by Elaine Viets."
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The Night Villa (2008)
Carol Goodman
"Visit The Night Villa: Carol Goodman's luminous prose and superb storytelling will keep you entertained into the late hours."
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Deadly Currents (2011)
(RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, book 1)
Beth Groundwater
"An exciting ride from the very first chapter, with a courageous heroine in a fascinating line of work."
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The Wedding Shawl (2011)
(Seaside Knitters Mystery, book 5)
Sally Goldenbaum
"The Seaside Knitters are a wonderful group of friends."


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