Julie Hyzy

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Born and raised in Chicago, Julie Hyzy knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was old enough to hold a pencil. But life kept her busy and it wasn't until about 2002 she was able to make writing a priority. Now, the author of several award-winning short stories, Julie has also won awards and critical acclaim for many of her novels.

Julie writes the White House Chef Mysteries, featuring Ollie Paras who feeds the First Family and saves the world in her spare time.
Her newest series - the Manor House Mysteries - begins with Grace Under Pressure which earned a *starred* review in Publishers Weekly.

Julie lives in the Chicago area and writes full-time.

Books include:


Artistic License (standalone romantic suspense)

Short Story Collection, Volume 1

Alex St. James series:
Deadly Blessings
Deadly Interest

White House Chef Mysteries:
State of the Onion
Hail to the Chef
Eggsecutive Orders
Buffalo West Wing
Affairs of Steak
Fonduing Fathers

Manor House Mysteries:
Grace Under Pressure - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Grace Interrupted
Grace Among Thieves
Grace Takes Off

As N.C. Hyzy, (Julie's not cozy pseudonym)
Playing With Matches
Mystery Short Stories, Volume 1

As S.F. Hyzy (Julie's science-fiction pseudonym)
Science Fiction Short Stories, Volume 1

Please visit Julie's website at www.juliehyzy.com

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Tracer's Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011 by Julie Hyzy. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Three short stories introducing Bets Tracer who wants to be a PI in the worst way. If only she had a clue... by the author of the bestselling White House Chef Mystery and Manor House Mystery series, writing under her N.C. (not cozy) pseudonym.
Playing With Matches
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Julie Hyzy. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
First in an edgy new series by award-winning, national bestselling author, Julie Hyzy, writing under her less-cozy pseudonym. Female PI Riley Drake does discreet background checks for a matchmaking company in Chicago. But before her boss can make a love connection for a new client - billionaire John Stratton - Riley will have to prove he didn't murder his wife.


Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This short, ten-page, article derived from bestselling author Julie Hyzy's popular presentation on writing dialogue, is available now. New and seasoned authors have paid up to $50 to hear Julie's tips on how to make your character's conversations zing. If you're interested in crafting dialogue that is both realistic and snappy, don't pass this up. Better cover coming soon!
Artistic License
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,950. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
After five years in a bad marriage, Annie Callaghan filed for divorce, quit her job, and began to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. But in the process, she made one very big mistake. As she tries her best to get her life back together with the help of an attractive widower, she inadvertently puts events into motion that draw her into a conspiracy involving a stolen masterpiece and murder.
Deadly Interest
Series: Alex St. James, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,620. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Second in the Alex St. James series. Reeling from public humiliation by a former lover, Alex St. James comes home to find that her neighbor has been murdered. Drawn into the investigation, Alex uncovers a shocking secret buried long ago. Determined to untangle the web of duplicity spun by those around her, Alex must face down the killer, a formidable foe with a Deadly Interest in her future.
Deadly Blessings
Series: Alex St. James, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Chicago news researcher Alex St. James is preparing to interview a young Polish immigrant - pregnant by a Catholic priest - when the woman is found murdered. Alex investigates, making enemies of powerful people in the Chicago Archdiocese. Unless she backs away from the story, the next thing Alex might hear are her own Last Rites First in the Alex St. James Mystery series.

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