We are delighted to share that Christine Andreae's first mystery novel, Trail of Murder, has been reiussed as an ebook by Speaking Volumes.
Written 20 years ago, before the age of cell phones, it's set in the Montana wilderness and centers around a rich, dysfunction family on a horse pack trip. Christine's sleuth is an English professor moonlighting as a camp cook, so there's lots of food in it as well as murder. She wrote this after her own pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, so along with food and murder, it's a kind of travel story. The first in a three part series, it was nominated for a Edgar award and is available online. Shop here.
Christine Andreae is a writer and artist who lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where she and her architect husband hand-build their house and raised their two sons.
Her latest book is a privately printed, illustrated memoir, Searching for a Sister Lost at Sea – a moving exploration of her father’s search for her youngest sister who disappeared in the Pacific in 1979. For a look inside or to buy, please see http://christineandreae.com/searching-sister-lost-sea/
She is also the author of four crime novels, all set in Montana where she and her family spent summer vacations hiking and riding in the backcountry. Her first mystery, Trail of Murder (1992, St. Martin’s Press), was nominated for an Edgar and began the series starring Lee Squires, a professor and poet from Washington, D.C., who moonlights as a camp cook in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Lee’s adventures continue in Grizzly (1994, SMP) and Small Target (l996, SMP). The series will be re-published as e-books in the fall of 2018.
Christine’s stand-alone novel, the critically acclaimed Smoke Eaters (2000, SMP) is set on a Western wildfire. Her redheaded heroine, Mattie McCullugh, is an Incident Commander who combats wildfire, sexism, and a psychopathic killer. The thriller was a finalist for a Willa Award from Women Writing the West and was also named a Thriller of the Year by the Washington Post.
A committed community volunteer, in 1988 Christine co-founded a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Front Royal, Virginia. Between 1990 and 2000, she worked as a hospice patient care volunteer for Blue Ridge Hospice. In the hope of bringing the dying process out of the dark closet of fear into the light of day, she wrote about her experiences with her patients in When Evening Comes (SMP, 2000). Her memoir was a Library of Virginia Award finalist for 2001.
More about Christine, visit her website - www.christineandreae.com