While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, I wanted to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today I'm a National Bestselling author and conjure up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime. I has two series, the Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island. 


I live in Ohio, have four kids and two grandkids. I'm a widow and have two cats Spooky and Dr. Watson who rule the roost. I love to garden. Flowers are my passion. Zumba is my way of trying to get rid of those donuts I have for breakfast.


I read Nancy Drew when growing up and it changed my life. I grew up in an era like Mad Men when men pretty much did all the cool stuff. Women could be teachers, nurses, secretaries and that was about it for a career. And then there was Nancy. She was smarter than the boys, always solved the mystery and she had a really cool car. I wanted to be Nancy!


I love anything Sherlock.  My license plate is Shrlok.

I am crazy about the new BBC version of Sherlock. What great stories. And I love the TV show Gilmore Girls. Totally addicted. Great humor and very smart. I love the Stephanie Plum stories because we all need to laugh more. 

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cozy mysteries

​less horror...a lot more humor       ​Berkley Prime Crime

​Duffy Brown