Edie Claire

Biography

Novelist and playwright Edie Claire is a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a mother of three who delights in writing cozy mysteries, classic and young adult romantic suspense novels, and comedic stage plays. Pick up an Edie Claire work and you can be assured of intrigue, humor, a touch of romance (or a hefty dose of it, depending on the book!) and an ending that will leave you with a smile.

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Books

Never Thwart a Thespian [Book 8, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 8. Pre-release—available May 15, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Category: Fiction
Leigh’s Aunt Bess is determined to open a theater, never mind the building’s century-long history of nefarious owners, strange disappearances, nighttime break-ins, murder, and last but not least -- that nagging little accusation of devil worship. Leigh must scramble to unravel the link between the evils of the past and the threats of the present -- or this theater’s opening may be someone’s end!
Empath [Hawaiian Shadows, Book Two]
By Edie Claire
Series: Hawaiian Shadows, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,920. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
In this long-awaited sequel to the ghostly YA romance “Wraith,” seventeen-year-old Kali joins the love of her life on the beaches of Oahu’s North Shore… never mind that Zane doesn’t remember ever meeting her. As Kali struggles to deal with her ever-growing psychic “gifts,” she is hit with a new challenge -- a foreboding specter appearing in her own family, a ghost which only Zane can see…
Never Haunt a Historian [Book 7, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,570. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
Leigh Koslow doesn’t believe in ghosts, no matter how many people claim to have seen spooky lights and the specter of a Union soldier haunting her neighbor’s farm. But when her children discover a map to buried treasure and the farm’s amiable owner, the captain of a local troop of Civil War reenactors, vanishes without a trace, she begins to fear mayhem of a more earthly--and evil--nature.
The Mud Sisters
By Edie Claire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,140. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
One hot lazy summer, two twelve-year-old girls swore to stay friends forever. But fate had other plans. Fourteen years later, when hospital social worker Teagan recognizes a Jane Doe concussed and left for dead, the women reunite. But as Jamie’s memory returns, revealing looming threats of violence and a past uncomfortably intertwined with Teagan’s own, fate threatens to separate them once again.
Never Con a Corgi [Book 6, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,980. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this first new addition to the series in a decade, hapless advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow is a contented middle-aged mom. But when a walk with her dog turns up the body of the unscrupulous real estate developer who plans to bulldoze her Aunt Bess's homestead, Leigh realizes that not only has she failed to outgrow her inborn talent for trouble... she's bestowed it on the next generation!
Borrowed Time
By Edie Claire
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,900. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
New in 2011, Edie Claire's first release since 2004 is written in the style of her acclaimed novels of classic romantic suspense (Long Time Coming and Meant to Be, both 4.5-Star Romantic Times Top Picks). Intelligent, aloof Sarah has sworn to keep the secret of what happened one terrible night when she was only 17. Even if that secret destroys her life... and even if it causes her to lose it.
Meant To Be
By Edie Claire
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,670. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
4.5 Star Romantic Times Top Pick & winner of the Romance Reviews Today Perfect Ten Award! Originally published 2004, Warner Books. After Meara's estranged biological mother whispers a string of confusing words on her deathbed, the adoptee not only inherits half a historic Pennsylvania inn, but is swept into a legacy of love, mystery, and deception that shakes her idea of family to its very core.
Long Time Coming
By Edie Claire
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: Free! Words: 115,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
4.5-star Romantic Times Top Pick & winner of the Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award! Originally published 2003, Warner Books. Housecall veterinarian Joy has avoided her Kentucky hometown for 18 years--ever since her best friend Jenny died tragically days after their senior prom. Now forced back home, Joy must face the frightening--and ghostly--truth behind her carefully veiled memories.
Wraith [Hawaiian Shadows, Book One]
By Edie Claire
Series: Hawaiian Shadows, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,270. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
YA debut by the author of 4.5-Star Romantic Times "Top Picks" Long Time Coming and Meant To Be! This ghostly romance, set on Hawaii's North Shore, tells the story of Kali, a 17-year-old girl who hides her ability to see shadows of the past as if it were a curse, until she meets one shadow--a teenaged surfer with no memory of how or when he died--who can see and hear her, too...
Never Neck at Niagara [Short Story 3.5, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 3.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
This 6673-word short story, first published in the Signet anthology And The Dying is Easy in 2001, occurs chronologically between Never Preach Past Noon and Never Kissed Goodnight. Newlywed Leigh tags along with her husband to a convention at Niagara Falls only to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with potentially deadly--and almost certainly watery--results!
Never Tease a Siamese [Book 5, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,460. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Never Tease a Siamese is the fifth installment in this excellent series," writes Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine, "and perhaps Ms. Claire's best yet. The characters and relationships are superior, written with heartfelt compassion and wry wit." Fur flies at the vet clinic when a miserly widow beloved by no one--except her precious cats--passes on her inheritance to a mysterious, unnamed heir.
Never Kissed Goodnight [Book 4, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,080. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This fourth book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series, originally published by Penguin Putnam in 2001, was praised by The Mystery Reader as "a well-paced, solidly plotted mystery...charming." Leigh's cousin Cara's world is turned upside down when the father who abandoned her as a baby resurfaces. But can he stop the sudden blackmail, kidnapping, and threats to the family--or is he behind them?
Never Preach Past Noon [Book 3, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This third book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series, originally published by Penguin Putnam in 2000, was described by the Midwest Book Review as "a winning amateur sleuth tale that showcases a new talent." Leigh's indomitable Aunt Bess takes center stage in this twisted and humorous tale of an alleged minister who may or may not be a con artist... and who may or may not have been murdered!
Never Sorry [Book 2, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,500. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Margaret Maron described this second book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series (originally published by Penguin Putnam in 1999) as having "appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style... a solid plot that keeps the pages turning." An engaging tale of behind-the-scenes zoo life, sociopathic ex-classmates, missing bodies, and the usual cast of colorful pets and certifiable relatives!
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 8 reviews)
This first book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series, originally published by Penguin Putnam in 1999, was described by Carolyn Hart as "a funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more." A humorous tale of missing bodies, family secrets, veterinary lore, and certifiable relatives, the digital version became a 2011 bestselling "women sleuths" mystery!

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