Teri Holbrook

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Teri Holbrook
BornTeri Jill Peitso
Atlanta, Georgia
SubjectMystery, Crime fiction

Teri Peitso-Holbrook (born Teri Jill Peitso) (Atlanta Native) is an American mystery writer living in Atlanta with her husband and two children. She is the author of four mysteries and has been nominated for several literary awards.[1] She currently teaches at Georgia State University and is pursuing multimodal and digital writing.

Since December 7, 1985, Holbrook has been married to Bill Holbrook. They have two daughters, Chandler and Haviland.[2]


  • A Far and Deadly Cry (1995)
  • The Grass Widow (1996)
  • Sad Water (1999)
  • The Mother Tongue (2001)


Holbrook's début novel, A Far and Deadly Cry, was nominated for "Best Paperback Original" at the 1996 Anthony Awards and for the "Best First Novel" Agatha Award in the same year.[3][4] The following year, her second novel, The Grass Widow, was nominated for "Best Paperback Original" at the 1997 Anthony Awards, Barry Awards and the Edgar Awards;[3][5][6] as well as "Best Novel" at the Agatha Awards also.[4] Her 2001 novel, The Mother Tongue, was also nominated for the 2002 Edgar Award for "Best Paperback Original".[7]


  1. ^ "Teri Holbrook, Ph.D." Georgia State University. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bill Holbrook bio". Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Malice Domestic Convention - Bethesda, MD". Malicedomestic.org. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine- Barry Awards". Deadlypleasures.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Best Paperback Original Mystery Novel Edgar Award Winners and Nominees - Complete Lists". Mysterynet.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Edgar Award Winners and Nominees in the Private Eye Genre". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012.