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Cornelia Read is the author of "Valley of Ashes", "Invisible Boy", and "The Crazy School". Read s first novel, "A Field of Darkness", was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Genres: Mystery
Madeline Dare
   1. A Field of Darkness (2006)
   2. The Crazy School (2008)
   3. Invisible Boy (2010)
   4. Valley of Ashes (2012)
Cornelia Read recommends
Murder Goes to Market (2020)
(Marketplace , book 1)
Daisy Bateman
"This is my favorite debut novel ever. Bateman's wit, warmth, and charming depth of descriptive power don't just leap off the page, they welcome you into the company of such splendid characters you won't want to leave. Pick your coziest chair, bring snacks, and don't forget to hydrate. May she write fast: I can't wait to devour her next book."
Swift Justice (2010)
(Charlie Swift , book 1)
Laura DiSilverio
"Laura DiSilverio is a tremendous new talent, and her Charlie Swift is a feisty heroine you'll root for from the very first page. This is a magnificent debut, and I can't wait to find out what Charlie and Gigi get up to next."
Veil of Lies (2008)
(Crispin Guest Medieval Noir, book 1)
Jeri Westerson
"A great read, through and through. Westerson's finely wrought portrait of gritty Medieval London is embued with great wit and poignancy. Crispin Guest is a knight to remember."

Anthologies containing stories by Cornelia Read
Die Behind the Wheel (2019)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan
edited by
Brian Thornton
Live Noir or Die Trying (2010)
(Damn Near Dead, book 2)
edited by
Bill Crider

More anthologies 

Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Field of Darkness
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Field of Darkness
Edgar Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Field of Darkness
Macavity Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Field of Darkness

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