Abigail Padgett

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Mary Abigail Padgett (born May 13, 1942, in Vincennes, Indiana) is an American author of mystery novels who features in Great Women Mystery Writers (2007)[1]


Padgett graduated in 1964 from Indiana University, Bloomington with a degree in education then earned a master's in counselling from the University of Missouri in 1969; between the two she taught high school English in St. Louis. She then had several different jobs before becoming a court investigator for Child Protective Services in San Diego, a post she left in 1988 to concentrate on writing and advocacy for children and the mentally ill.[1]


Padgett's first series concerns Barbara "Bo" Bradley, a child protection advocate investigator in San Diego who suffers from bipolar disorder. Her second series features Blue McCarron, a reclusive lesbian social psychologist.[1]


Bo Bradley series[edit]

  • Child of Silence (1993)
  • Strawgirl (1994)
  • Turtle Baby (1995)
  • Moonbird Boy (1996)
  • The Dollmaker's Daughters (1997)

Blue McCarron series[edit]

  • Blue (1998)
  • The Last Blue Plate Special (2001)

Taylor Blake Magical Mystery[edit]

  • The Paper Doll Museum (2012)

Other novels[edit]

  • Bone Blind (2011)
  • An Unremembered Grave (2014)


  • Mandy Dru Mysteries (2015)


  1. ^ a b c page 196-198, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33428-5

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