Fran Stewart


Fran Stewart claims to be a slow learner. “For years,” she says, “I ignored my dream of writing murder mysteries.” She knows now that ignoring your dream not only gets you nowhere, it can get you into trouble with your body and with your entire being.

Once she started writing, though, she started healing. The story of Biscuit McKee, middle-aged librarian, and Marmalade, the orange and white library cat, eventually became her first novel ORANGE AS MARMALADE, but her characters wanted to keep going. Five books into the series, they’re still going strong.

Stewart’s books are “traditional” mysteries, with plenty of humor, intriguing characters, and always a good puzzle.

Her newest book, A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT, is a standalone mystery set during the Depression.

Ms. Stewart is a firm advocate for the understanding and gentle treatment of animals. She donates a portion of all her book sales to the Humane Society and the Gorilla Foundation. She belongs to Sisters in Crime, the National League of American Pen Women, and the Atlanta Writers Club.

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This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Fran Stewart

  • Almost Hemingway on Aug. 19, 2010

    I thought the story was great fun, and the writing is luscious.