Donna Andrews (author)

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Donna Andrews
Born Yorktown, Virginia
Occupation Novelist
Genre Mystery
Notable works The Meg Langslow and Turing Hopper series
Website
www.donnaandrews.com

Donna Andrews is an American mystery fiction writer of two award-winning amateur sleuth series. Her first book, Murder with Peacocks (1999), introduced Meg Langslow, a blacksmith from Yorktown, Virginia. It won the St. Martin's Minotaur Best First Traditional Mystery contest, the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice awards for best first novel, and the Lefty award for funniest mystery of 1999.[1] The first novel in the Turing Hopper series (You've Got Murder, 2002) debuted a highly unusual sleuth—an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality who becomes sentient—and won the Agatha Award for best mystery that year.

Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, Virginia (the setting of her Meg Langslow series), studied English and drama at the University of Virginia,[2] and now lives and works in Reston, Virginia.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

The Meg Langslow series[edit]

  1. Murder with Peacocks (1999). ISBN 0312199295
  2. Murder with Puffins (2000). ISBN 0312262213
  3. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos (2001). ISBN 0312277296
  4. Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2003). ISBN 0312277318
  5. We'll Always Have Parrots (2004). ISBN 0312277326
  6. Owls Well That Ends Well (2005). ISBN 0312329385
  7. No Nest for the Wicket (2006). ISBN 978-0312329402
  8. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007). ISBN 978-0312329426
  9. Cockatiels at Seven (2008). ISBN 978-0312377151
  10. Six Geese A-Slaying (2009). ISBN 978-0312536107
  11. Swan For The Money (2009). ISBN 978-0312377175
  12. Stork Raving Mad (2010). ISBN 978-0312621193
  13. The Real Macaw (2011). ISBN 978-0312621209
  14. Some Like It Hawk (2012). ISBN 978-1250007506
  15. The Hen of the Baskervilles (2013). ISBN 978-1250007513
  16. Duck the Halls (2013). ISBN 978-1250028778
  17. The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014). ISBN 978-1250009500
  18. The Nightingale Before Christmas (2014). ISBN 978-1250049575
  19. Lord of the Wings (2015). ISBN 978-1250049582
  20. Die Like an Eagle (2016) ISBN 978-1250078551
  • A Murder Hatched: Collects the first two Meg Langslow novels. Released in 2009 by Macmillan, under its Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books imprint.[3]
  • The Two Deadly Doves: Collects two novels, Six Geese A-Slaying and Duck the Halls. Released in 2015 by Macmillan, under its Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books imprint.

Meg Langslow short stories[edit]

  • "Night Shades" in Chesapeake Crimes (2004)
  • "Birthday Dinner" in Death Dines In, Claudia Bishop and Dean James, editors (2004)

The Turing Hopper series[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Mean Girls" in This Job Is Murder: Chesapeake Crimes 5 (May 2012)
  • "Normal" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 2011
  • "The Plan" in Chesapeake Crimes 4: They Had It Comin' (2010)
  • "Spellbound" in Unusual Suspects, Dana Stabenow, editor (2008)
  • "The Haire of the Beast" in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (2008)
  • "A Rat's Tale" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September–October 2007
  • "Cold Spell" in Powers of Detection, Dana Stabenow, editor (2004)
  • "An Unkindness of Ravens" in The Mysterious North, Dana Stabenow, editor (2002)

Awards[edit]

Donna Andrews has won many industry awards for her fiction.[3] As of 2009 she has earned 3 Agatha Awards,[4] 1 Anthony Award, 1 Barry Award, 2 Lefty Awards, 2 Toby Bromberg Awards and 1 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Andrews has also been nominated for 3 Dilys Awards.

'Murder with Peacocks'

  • 1999 Agatha Award for Best First Novel[4]
  • 2000 Anthony Award for Best First Novel[5]
  • 2000 Barry Award for Best First Novel[6]
  • 2000 Lefty Award[7]
  • 2000 Finalist for Dilys Award[8]
  • 1999 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery[3]

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'Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos'

  • 2009 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'You've Got Murder'

  • 2002 Agatha Award for Best Novel[4]
  • 2003 Finalist for Dilys Award[8]

'Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon'

  • 2003 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2003 Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery[10]
  • 2004 Finalist for Dilys Award[8]
  • 2004 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'We'll Always Have Parrots'

  • 2004 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2005 Lefty Award[7]

'Owl's Well That Ends Well'

  • 2005 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]

'No Nest for the Wicket'

  • 2007 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'The Penguin Who Knew Too Much'

  • 2007 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2008 Lefty Award nomination[7]

"A Rat's Tale", Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine – Sept/Oct. 2007

  • 2007 Agatha Award for Best Short Story[4]

'Six Geese A-Slaying'

  • 2008 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2009 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'Swan For the Money'

  • 2009 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2009 Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery[10]
  • 2010 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'Stork Raving Mad'

  • 2010 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2011 Lefty Award nomination[7]

'The Real Macaw'

  • 2011 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel[4]
  • 2012 Lefty Award[7]

Professional memberships[edit]

  • Sisters in Crime (Chesapeake Chapter)
  • Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic chapter)
  • Private Investigators and Security Association [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Donna Andrews's Website – Press Kit:Biographies". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ page 10, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33428-5
  3. ^ a b c "All works by Donna Andrews". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Past Agatha Award Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Anthony Award Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Barry Awards". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Left Coast Crime's Lefty Award Winners". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "Dilys Award Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "1999 RT Book Reviews Reviewer Award Winners". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Romantic Times Award Winners". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Donna Andrews' Website – Biography". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 

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