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Linda Hall spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels. In 1990 Linda decided to do something she'd always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992.
Since that time she's written eighteen more mystery and suspense novels.
Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey where her love of the ocean was born. When she was a little girl Linda remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.
Linda has roots in two countries. In 1971, she married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. They moved to Canada and have lived there ever since. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34' sailboat aptly named - Mystery.
Both Linda's husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS. The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Linda's Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that she knows how to use a sextant and can 'theoretically' find her way home by looking at the stars.
Rik and Linda have two grown children and five wonderful grandchildren.
on Feb. 27, 2012 :
Steal Away has everything I like in a mystery. Muiltiple story questions that aren't easy to answer, wonderful characters, who, I know will stick in my head for a long while. And an exotic setting for most of the book, Grand Manan Island, Canada and subplots. I love subplots, especially in a mystery. I think Linda Hall is a talented writer, and I'm delighted to see she has a healthy backlist for me to enjoy.
(reviewed long after purchase)
Marcia Lee Laycock
on June 09, 2011 :
I read this first in hard copy and have given a couple away to friends. I loved this book - one of Linda Hall's best I think.
So glad it's available as an ebook now.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on April 05, 2011 :
With STEAL AWAY, Linda Hall reminds me how much I love a great cozy mystery. I really enjoyed it! And I hope this means the rest of her cozies will be coming to Kindle soon!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)