Helen Osterman

Biography

Helen Osterman lives in Homer Glen, a suburb of Chicago. She has five children and nine grandchildren.

She received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mercy Hospital-St. Xavier College and later earned a Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her forty-five year nursing career, she wrote articles for both nursing and medical journals.

She is the author of the Emma Winberry Mystery Series:
The Accidental Sleuth, 2007, The Stranger in the Opera House,2009, The Elusive Relation,2011 Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, 2012.
Notes in a Mirror, a paranormal/historical, 2009.
Song of the Rails, a love story, 2011.

She is a member of American Association of University Women, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime and The Authors Guild.

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Books

The Elusive Relation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The Elusive Relation is the fourth book in the Emma Winberry cozy mystery series. Emma journeys to the village of Roydon, outside of London to a newly discovered niece, Lindsey Bellingham. Her young cousin, Isabel, lives with. A story of a treasure hidden somewhere in the house is verified by Emma and Lindsey. They find a coin worth a small fortune. The tragic conclusion frees Lindsey.
Followed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Someone is following me. I can feel it. I see a blue Camry drive by the house too many times to be coincidence. Am I getting paranoid? Wherever I go, he’s there: to the park with my daughter, in the hospital parking lot where I work. He approaches me with his lies, his fantasies, and insane letters of love. Even though I carry a can of pepper spray, I feel like a small rabbit hiding from a hawk.
Locked Within, an Emma Winberry Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,930. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Locked Within is the second edition of the fifth book in the Emma Winberry cozy mystery series. Emma is a supernumerary in the opera and her friend, Delia, sings in the chorus. Delia suffers a severe stroke which affects her speech. Emma establishes a form of communication with Delia using Italian words.Delia's new daughter-in-law resents Delia. In the end, Emma saves Delia from an assault by June
The Emma Winberry Mysteries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 207,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Three books in one! The Emma Winberry Mysteries by Helen Macie Osterman include the first three novels in the Emma Winberry Series: Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, The Accidental Sleuth, and The Stranger in the Opera House. The stories combine mystery, suspense, humor, and romance as the reader is introduced to amateur woman sleuth, Emma Winberry.
Notes in a Mirror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Before tranquilizers became available, the mentally ill were committed to large institutions where they were supervised and protected from harming themselves and others. Student nurses from neighboring hospital came to these places of hopelessness and despair for their three month psychiatric rotation.
The Accidental Sleuth, an Emma Winberry Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sixtyish Emma Winberry has a sixth sense and talks to her Guardian Angel. She is living in a posh condo on Chicago's lakefront with her significant other, Nate Sandler. She becomes involved with an anorexic teenager, her abusive uncle and a cadre of homeless folks and their problems. She suspects everything is tied to a murdered inventor. Follow Emma as she unravels a puzzle of danger and deceipt.
Maker's Mark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Why do a sleazy antique dealer and a wealthy collector suddenly become interested in an unknowm artist named Jo Allison? Is it the mysterious goblet she used in three still life paintings? Jo disocvers it might be a priceless artifact. Thieves follow her to Chicago. The climax takes the reader to the steps of The Art Institute of Chicago between the roaring lions.
A Visit from the Blues Brothers and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,360. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An eclectic collection of short stories including mystery, suspense, pathos, humor, and science fiction.

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