Edie Claire

Biography

No matter the genre, USA-Today bestselling novelist and playwright Edie Claire strives to infuse all her writing with both warmth and humor. Her family-friendly Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series, a favorite of animal lovers that was originally published in 1999, was reborn in 2012 to become a USA-Today bestseller. Her romantic novels range from women’s fiction with romantic elements to a blend of romance and mystery, beginning with her traditionally published contemporaries, the award-winning Long Time Coming and Meant To Be, and continuing with her exciting new series of interconnected romantic novels, Pacific Horizons, whose characters follow the migration of the humpback whales to some of the most gorgeous locations on earth. In any Edie Claire work, the reader may be assured that intrigue will beckon and tensions will rise – but love will triumph and happy endings will abound! Edie has worked as a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a scientific/technical writer. A mother of three, she lives in Pennsylvania and aspires to become a snowbird.

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Books

Maui Winds [Pacific Horizons, Book Three]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,470. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Third in the USA-Today bestselling Pacific Horizons series of romantic women’s fiction by Edie Claire! Life dealt her heart a terrible blow as a newborn. With time, she learned to love again. But with him, time is running out.
Hawaiian Shadows: Books One, Two, and Three
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 233,710. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Digital "Boxed Set" of the complete Hawaiian Shadows series by USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire! Captivating ghostly romances include the top-rated Wraith, its sequel Empath, and new in 2016... Lokahi!
Lokahi [Hawaiian Shadows, Book Three]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,870. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Third in the Hawaiian Shadows series by the USA-Today bestselling author of Long Time Coming. Sometimes being together feels electrifying. Sometimes it actually is.
Leaving Lana'i [Pacific Horizons, Book Two]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,630. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Second in the USA-Today bestselling Pacific Horizons series of romantic women's fiction by Edie Claire. One horrible night fifteen years ago, a little girl named Maddie was taken away from the island paradise she treasured, the townspeople she loved, and the playmate who shared her soul. Now, she’s coming back to them.
The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books Four and Five
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 156,550. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Digital boxed set of novels four and five -- plus a bonus short story -- from the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series! Set includes Never Kissed Goodnight, Never Tease a Siamese, and “Never Neck at Niagara.”
Never Steal a Cockatiel [Book 9, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Patients of Leigh Koslow’s veterinarian father are being petnapped for ransom, and it looks like an inside job! With the help of new-mom Maura Polanski, Leigh tries to prove the innocence of family black sheep Mason Dublin, who just happened to give her a stolen cockatiel right before skipping town. Things look bad enough, but when the animal-loving community decides to fight back, feathers fly!
Alaskan Dawn [Pacific Horizons, Book One]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,030. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Haley, a bright young attorney, sacrifices nine months of her life by agreeing to carry her twin sister’s unborn child, never expecting that on an impromptu escape to Alaska, she would fall madly in love. When complications ensue and her sister’s marriage begins to unravel, Haley is forced to wonder if she has made a terrible mistake -- a mistake that will destroy her own chance at happiness.
Work, Blondes. Work!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A professional woman’s mind is a terrible thing to waste. Karen, Darcy, Whitney, and Luba enjoy their corporate communications jobs in the “The Blonde Pod,” but when idiotic management and a scheming rival threaten to terminate some of the department’s most senior and beloved employees, the blondes seek to “provide solutions” with a little blackmail between co-workers!
The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books One, Two, and Three
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 220,800. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Digital “boxed set” of the first three novels in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series! Set includes Never Buried, Never Sorry, and Never Preach Past Noon, originally published in paperback by Penguin, Putnam, Inc. (NAL/Signet).
Never Thwart a Thespian [Book 8, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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]
Series: Hawaiian Shadows, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,130. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,920. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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 [Fated Loves, Book Three]
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,860. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
From the USA-Today bestselling author of 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 [Fated Loves, Book Two]
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
From USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire, a 4.5 Star Romantic Times Top Pick & Romance Reviews Today Perfect Ten Award winner! 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 [Fated Loves, Book One]
Series: Classic Romantic Suspense. Price: Free! Words: 117,810. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
From a USA-Today bestselling author, a 4.5-star Romantic Times Top Pick & winner of the Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award! 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]
Series: Hawaiian Shadows, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
YA debut by USA TODAY bestselling author, Edie Claire. 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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 3.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
"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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
This fourth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series 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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
This third book in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series 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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50)
Margaret Maron described this second book in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series 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]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.15)
This first book in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series 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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