"Entertaining... Greed, passion, skill, and luck all figure in this surprise-filled outing." --Publishers Weekly"Complex characterization...a strong mystery...and interesting historical tidbits still happily in evidence." --Kirkus Reviews
"Read The Heirloom Murders for entertainment and edification." --Mystery Scene Magazine"Engaging characters, a fascinating (real-life) setting, a gripping and believable plot--this is the traditional mystery at its best."
--Jeanne M. Dams, Agatha Award-winning author of the Dorothy Martin and Hilda Johansson MysteriesWinner of the 2011 Anne Powers Fiction Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
From the Author
One of the fun aspects of planning a new book is considering what themes and ideas to include.
Although The Heirloom Murders
weaves several plot strands together (as the description makes clear), I particularly wanted to highlight the important role historic sites play in perpetuating heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers. As you'll discover in the novel, it's important work.
I also wanted to create two secondary characters who reflect so many of the wonderful elderly people I met when I began working at Old World Wisconsin in 1982. I'm grateful to everyone who passed their stories and knowledge along.