Erika writes the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries for
Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime. In a parallel life Erika Chase
is also known as Linda Wiken. A former mystery bookstore
owner (Prime Crime Books in Ottawa, ON, Canada), Linda is
also a short story writer. She is a member of those
dangerous dames, The Ladies’ Killing Circle.
Her short stories have appeared in the seven Ladies’
Killing Circle anthologies (three of which she co-edited),
and in the magazines Mysterious Intent and Over My
Dead Body. She has been short-listed for an Arthur Ellis
Award, Best Short Story, from Crime Writers of Canada.
Before life in the world of mystery, she worked as an
advertising copywriter, radio producer, journalist and
community education worker. Besides writing and reading
mysteries, her other passion is choral singing and she is a
member of two choirs.
She shares her house with Keesha and Mojo, her two Siamese
cats. Actually, they allow her to live there.
Cover Story, August 2013
Read and Buried, December 2012
A Killer Read, April 2012