September Releases



Mary Kennedy
Nightmares Can Be Murder


Margaret Coel
Killing Custer








Jacklyn Brady
Rebel Without a Cake


Victoria Abbott
The Wolfe Widow








Denise Swanson
Murder of a Needled Knitter


Janet Cantrell
Fat Cat At Large








Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush


Leigh Perry
The Skeleton Takes a Bow








Kathy Aarons
Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates


Rosie Genova
The Wedding Soup Murder








Josie Belle
Marked Down for Murder


Margaret Coel
Night of the White Buffalo








Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star


Anne Rutherford
The Twelfth Night Murder








Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher
Murder, She Wrote: Close-Up On Murder


Annie Knox
Groomed For Murder






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Carol O'Connell


Carol O'Connell

Born in 1947, Carol O'Connell studied at the California Institute or Arts/Chouinard and the Arizona State University. For many years she survived on occasional sales of her paintings as well as freelance proof-reading and copy-editing.

At the age of 46, Carol O'Connell sent the manuscript of Mallory's Oracle to Hutchinson, because she felt that a British publisher would be sympathetic to a first time novelist and because Hutchinson also publish Ruth Rendell. Having miraculously found the book on the 'slush pile', Hutchinson immediately came back with an offer for world rights, not just for, Mallory's Oracle but for the second book featuring the same captivating heroine.

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hutchinson sold the rights to Dutch, French and German publishers for six figure sums. Mallory's Oracle was then taken back to the States where it was sold, at auction, to Putnam for over $800,000.

Carol O'Connell is now writing full time.

Books:
The Chalk Girl, January 2012
The Judas Child, June 2010
Killing Critics, May 2010
Bone By Bone, November 2009
Bone by Bone, January 2009
Find Me, October 2007
Winter House, September 2005
Winter House, November 2004
Dead Famous, September 2004
Shell Game, August 2000
Judas Child, August 1999
Stone Angel, July 1998
Killing Critics, July 1997
The Man Who Cast Two Shadows, July 1996
Mallory's Oracle, June 1995






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