Betsy Brannon Green

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Betsy Brannon Green (born June 1, 1958)[1] is a Latter Day Saint mystery/suspense novelist. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2]

Biography[edit]

Green was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up moving all over the country, since her father was in the US Army.[3][1] In 1979, she married Robert Green, and they currently live in Bessemer, Alabama. They are the parents of eight children.[1] Green's fiction is inspired by the people of Headland, Alabama.[4] Green started writing in 1999 and Covenant Communications published her debut, Hearts in Hiding, in 2001.[1]

Criticism[edit]

In 2012, the audiobook version of Murder by the Way was in Deseret Book's top five bestsellers for June 25-30.[5] Reviewing the book in Deseret News, Alicia Cunningham wrote that while the mystery was predictable it was entertaining.[6] Writing on LDS Fiction, Penny Bowler called books like Green's the "comfort food" of literature.[7] Murder by Design was a top-10 bestseller from Deseret Book for the October 17 to October 23 sales interval.[8] In a review for LDS Magazine, Jennie Hansen wrote that Proceed With Caution was "difficult [...] to put down" with realistic dialogue.[9] Mike Whitmer praised the sequel, Danger Ahead (2015) for its lack of sexual content and graphic violence.[10] Sharon Haddock wrote that Puzzle Pieces (2016) was convoluted, with an implausible ending and "simple outcomes."[11]

Awards[edit]

Green's books have been finalists four times for the Whitney award for best mystery/suspense novel; in 2010 for Murder By Design,[12] in 2009 for Murder by the Book[13], in 2008 for Above and Beyond[14][15] and in 2007 for Hazardous Duty[16] In 2008, Green was voted the 8th-most-popular writer by readers of the Deseret News.[17]

Works[edit]

The following books are published by Covenant Communications in American Fork, Utah.

Order of Haggerty series[edit]

  • —— (2001). Hearts in Hiding. ISBN 1-57734-823-0.
  • —— (2002). Until Proven Guilty. ISBN 1-59156-061-6.
  • —— (2003). Above Suspicion. ISBN 1-59156-310-0.
  • —— (2004). Silenced. ISBN 1-59156-602-9.
  • —— (2005). Copycat. ISBN 1-59156-920-6.
  • —— (2005). Poison. ISBN 1-59811-037-3.
  • —— (2006). Double Cross. ISBN 1-59811-105-1.
  • —— (2006). Christmas in Haggerty. ISBN 1-59156-896-X.
  • —— (2007). Backtrack. ISBN 1-59811-339-9.
  • —— (2015). Puzzle Pieces. ISBN 9781680478655.

Order of Eureka series[edit]

Order of Duty series[edit]

Kennedy Killingsworth mysteries[edit]

Proceed with Caution series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Green, Betsy. "About Me". www.betsybrannongreen.net.
  2. ^ Green, Betsy Brannon. "Home". www.betsybrannongreen.net.
  3. ^ "Eureka Series (Eureka ) by Betsy Brannon Green". www.fantasticfiction.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Murder by the Book - Deseret Book". deseretbook.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ Rappleye, Christine. "Deseret Book Top 10 for June 25-30 | Deseret News". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ Cunningham, Alicia (14 July 2012). "Book review: Happily ever after gets detoured in 'Murder by the Way'". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  7. ^ Bowler, Penny (25 June 2011). "LDS fiction: a guilty pleasure?". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Deseret Book Top 10". DeseretNews.com. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ Hansen, Jennie (30 May 2013). "Going Undercover in Betsy Brannon Green's Proceed with Caution". LDS Magazine.
  10. ^ Whitmer, Mike (10 January 2015). "Book review: 'Danger Ahead' has adventure, romance and suspense from Betsy Brannon Green". DeseretNews.com.
  11. ^ Haddock, Sharon (4 June 2016). "Book review: 'Puzzle Pieces' neatly brings a lot of story together". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  12. ^ "2010 Finalists". whitneyawards.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Mormon Times Briefly". DeseretNews.com. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  14. ^ De Groote, Michael (23 April 2009). "Best LDS novel of '08? Whitney Awards to weigh in". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  15. ^ De Groote, Michael (23 April 2009). "Best LDS novel of '08? Whitney Awards will weigh in this weekend". DeseretNews.com.
  16. ^ Wells, Robinson (17 January 2008). "Whitney Award Finalists Announced". LDS Magazine.
  17. ^ Larson, Jennifer (27 March 2008). "MormonTimes.com: Readers weigh in on favorite LDS fiction writers". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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