Mary Daheim

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Mary Rene Daheim
Born November 7, 1937
Seattle, Washington
Occupation Writer

Mary Rene Daheim (born November 7, 1937) is an American writer of romance and mystery novels.

Life and career[edit]

Daheim was born in Seattle, Washington, United States, to Hugh and Monica Richardson. She attended the University of Washington where she was one of the first female editors of The Daily, the campus newspaper.[1] After receiving her BA in communications, Daheim worked as a journalist in Anacortes and Port Angeles, Washington.

Daheim's first novel, the historical romance Love's Pirate, was published in 1983.[2] Daheim continued writing historical romances for several years until she tired of writing "bodice-rippers". She switched genres to her personal favorite, mysteries.[3]

The "Bed & Breakfast" series featuring amateur detective Judith McMonigle (later Flynn) was published beginning in 1991.[4]

The first book in her "Alpine" series The Alpine Advocate was published in 1992.[5] Emma Lord is the protagonist who tackles mysteries in the small town of Alpine, Washington.[6] The real Alpine no longer exists; however in her series Daheim resurrects the town. Interest in the old town led to it being rediscovered in 2008 by a group calling themselves "The Alpine Advocates".[7]

Daheim was nominated for an Agatha Award for her first mystery novel Just Desserts in 1991.[8] In 2008, she was inducted into the University of Washington Department of Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.[1][9] Daheim continues to write both series from her Seattle home.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

Daheim's published works:[11]

Historical romances[edit]

  • Love's Pirate (1983)[12]
  • Destiny's Pawn (1984)
  • Pride's Captive (1986)
  • Passion's Triumph (1988)
  • King's Ransom (1990)
  • Improbable Eden (1991)
  • Gypsy Baron (1992)

Mystery series[edit]

Bed & Breakfast series[edit]

  • Just Desserts (1991)
  • Fowl Prey (1991)
  • Holy Terrors (1992)
  • Dune to Death (1993)
  • Bantam of the Opera (1993)
  • A Fit of Tempera (1994)
  • Major Vices (1995)
  • Murder, My Suite (1996)
  • Auntie Mayhem (1996)
  • Nutty as a Fruitcake (1996)
  • September Mourn (1998)
  • Wed and Buried (1998)
  • Snow Place to Die (1998)
  • Legs Benedict (1998)
  • Creeps Suzette (2000)
  • A Streetcar Named Expire (2001)
  • Suture Self (2001)
  • Silver Scream (2002)
  • Hocus Croakus (2003)
  • This Old Souse (2004)
  • Dead Man Docking (2005)
  • Saks and Violins (2006)
  • Scots on the Rocks (2007)
  • Vi Agra Falls (2008)
  • Loco Motive (2010)
  • All The Pretty Hearses (2011)
  • The Wurst Is Yet to Come (2012)
  • Gone With the Win (2013)
B&B short stories in anthologies
  • "Tippy Canoe" in Murder, They Wrote (1997)
  • "Dial M for Mom" in Motherhood Is Murder (2003)
  • "The Ghost of Christmas Past" in Sugar Plums & Scandal (2006)

Alpine series[edit]

  • The Alpine Advocate (1992)
  • The Alpine Betrayal (1993)
  • The Alpine Christmas (1993)
  • The Alpine Decoy (1994)
  • The Alpine Escape (1995)
  • The Alpine Fury (1996)
  • The Alpine Gamble (1996)
  • The Alpine Hero (1997)
  • The Alpine Icon (1998)
  • The Alpine Journey (1998)
  • The Alpine Kindred (1998)
  • The Alpine Legacy (1999)
  • The Alpine Menace (2000)
  • The Alpine Nemesis (2001)
  • The Alpine Obituary (2002)
  • The Alpine Pursuit (2004)
  • The Alpine Quilt (2005)
  • The Alpine Recluse (2006)
  • The Alpine Scandal (2007)
  • The Alpine Traitor (2008)
  • The Alpine Uproar (2009)
  • The Alpine Vengeance (2011)
  • The Alpine Winter (2011)
  • The Alpine Xanadu (2013)
  • The Alpine Yeoman (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2008 Hall of Fame Inductees". Communication. University of Washington Department of Communication. June 2008. 
  2. ^ Drew, Bernard A. (2011). 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. ABC-CLIO. pp. 110–113. ISBN 978-1-59884-445-0. 
  3. ^ "An Interview with Mary Daheim (video)". Author Magazine. Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim – Series List". FictionDB. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alpine Advocate (Emma Lord Mysteries) (9780345376725): Mary Daheim: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Emma Lord Mystery series by Mary Daheim". Goodreads.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Tim Raetzloff. "My Search for Alpine, Washington". Abarim.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Malice Domestic Convention – Bethesda, MD". Malicedomestic.org. August 23, 1988. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Communication Alumni Hall of Fame Award". University of Washington Department of Communication. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Books by author Mary Daheim". Authormarydaheim.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mary Daheim: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Complete Booklist Mary Daheim". Eye on Romance. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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