Toni Kelner

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Toni Kelner
Genre Fantasy, Mystery
Partner Stephen Paul Kelner, Jr.
Children Two daughters

Toni LP Kelner is an award-winning author of two mystery series: the eight Laura Fleming[1] novels, which include: Wed and Buried, Death of a Damn Yankee, Tight as a Tick, and several others; and the Where Are They Now? series, which debuted in January 2008 with Without Mercy. She has also edited two urban fantasy anthologies with Charlaine Harris. Many Bloody Returns, a collection of stories about vampire birthdays, was released in September 2007, and Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, a collection of werewolf Christmas stories, was released in October 2008. A third anthology, as edited with Harris, Death's Excellent Vacation, is expected to be released in August 2010. Kelner has written a number of short stories in anthologies and magazines. Her most recent are "Skull and Cross-Examinations" and "Kangaroo Court".

Kelner's short fiction has been nominated for the Agatha, the Anthony, and the Macavity awards, and her story "Sleeping With the Plush" won the Agatha for Best Short Story of 2006.[2] Her novels have been nominated for several RT BOOKclub awards, and Kelner won an RT BOOKclub Career Achievement Award.


  • Laura Fleming #1: Down Home Murder (June 1993)
  • Laura Fleming #2: Dead Ringer (February 1994)
  • Laura Fleming #3: Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen (March 1995)
  • Laura Fleming #4: Country Comes to Town (September 1996)
  • Laura Fleming #5: Tight as a Tick (January 1998)
  • Laura Fleming #6: Death of a Damn Yankee (August 1999)
  • Laura Fleming #7: Mad as the Dickens (October 2001)
  • Laura Fleming #8: Wed and Buried (February 2003)
  • Where Are They Now? #1: Curse of the Kissing Cousins (originally published as Without Mercy) (May 2009)
  • Where Are They Now? #2: Who Killed the Pinup Queen? (January 2010)
  • Where Are They Now? #3: Blast from the Past (February 2011)
  • Many Bloody Returns (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (October 2007)
  • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (October 2008)
  • Death's Excellent Vacation (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (August 2010)
  • Home Improvement: Undead Edition (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (August 2011)
  • An Apple for the Creature (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (September 2012)
  • Games Creatures Play (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (April 2014)
  • Dead But Not Forgotten (co-edited with Charlaine Harris) (November 2014)
  • A Family Skeleton Mystery #1: A Skeleton in the Family (published as Leigh Perry) (September 2013)
  • A Family Skeleton Mystery #2: The Skeleton Takes a Bow (published as Leigh Perry) (September 2014)
  • A Family Skeleton Mystery #3: The Skeleton Haunts a House (published as Leigh Perry) (October 2015)


  1. ^ "New Books". D1. March 19, 1998. pp. Greensboro News and Record. Retrieved 24 June 2011. TIGHT AS A TICK: A LAURA FLEMING MYSTERY, by Toni Kelner.When a dealer is found dead at a flea market, Laura Fleming has a whole cast of suspects to ... 
  2. ^ Kelner, Toni (2007-03-07). "It's an honor to be nominated...". Femmes Fatales. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 

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