Sue Henry

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Sue Henry (1940) is a writer of mystery thriller fiction. She was also a college administrator and instructor at the University of Alaska and has lived in Alaska since the 1970s.[1][2][3]

Her first book Murder on the Iditarod Trail (1991), was well reviewed and won both the Macavity Awards and Anthony Awards for best first novel, prompting the author to develop a series based on this book's characters, Alaskan state trooper Alex Jensen and Jessie Arnold, a sled dog racer. In 2005 she started a new mystery series featuring a 63-year-old widow, Maxine McNab, travelling in her Winnebago with a miniature dachshund, Stretch. Maxine had appeared in Dead North (2001) in the first series. Henry went on the road to research the book.[4]

Murder on the Iditarod Trail was filmed for television as The Cold Heart of a Killer (1996) starring Kate Jackson, who bought the rights to the book.[5][6]

All maps for her books starting with Dead North (2001) were made by her son, Eric Henry.

Alex Jensen and Jessie Arnold[edit]

  • Murder on the Iditarod Trail (1991) Winner of the Macavity Award and Anthony Awards Awards for Best First Novel, 1992
  • Termination Dust (1996)
  • Sleeping Lady (1996)
  • Death Takes Passage (1997)
  • Deadfall (1998)
  • Murder on the Yukon Quest: An Alaska Mystery (1999)
  • Beneath the Ashes (2001)
  • Dead North (2001)
  • Cold Company (2002)
  • Death Trap (2003)
  • Murder at Five Finger Light (2005)
  • Degrees of Separation (2008)
  • Cold as Ice (2010)

Maxie and Stretch[edit]

  • The Serpents Trail (2004)
  • The Tooth of Time (2006)
  • The Refuge (2007)
  • The End of the Road (2009)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley (2007). Great Women Mystery Writers. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press. pp. 114–116.
  2. ^ "Sue Henry". Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Gale Biography In Context. Web. accessed 10 Aug. 2012.
  3. ^ "Sue Henry." The Writers Directory. Detroit: St. James Press, 2012. Gale Biography In Context. Web. accessed 10 Aug. 2012.
  4. ^ Jaimie Hall, "Writing on the Road: Novelist Sue Henry." Oct 23 2006 Roadtrip America, accessed 10 August 2012
  5. ^ The Cold Heart of a Killer at IMDb accessed 10 Aug 2012.
  6. ^ The Cold Heart of a Killer at accessed 10 Aug 2012.