The benni harper series written by author earlene fowler consists of 15 books in total released between the years 1994 and 2011. She works as a folk art museum curator in the fictional town of san celina, california based on san luis obispo. Earlene fowler became a published author in fools puzzle, which was released in 1994. The road to cardinal valley, the longawaited sequel to the saddlemakers wife, is now available. Earlene fowler is one of the famous novelists from america who likes to write her novels based on the thriller, suspense, and mystery genres. Earlene fowler seems like a supremely nice person, and she writes a great cozy, amateur detective mystery. In love mercy by earlene fowler, love mercy johnson is a widow still listening in to. And when she starts receiving strange phone calls and anonymous letters telling her shell be the next victim, her. She lives in southern california with her husband, allen, a purple pickup truck, and many pairs of cowboy boots. A guide to cozy mystery and other favorite books, movies, and tv. Many of the characters in the benni harper series are minor, yet important, characters in this remarkable story of hurt, love, forgiveness, and hope. Earlene lives in southern california with her husband, allen, and a semiobedient pembroke welsh corgi, boudin. The author, earlene fowler, has woven a story that stands up to multiple readings.
Like all my books, the characters in love mercy are a combination of people i know and people i make up. Titled after traditional quilt patterns, each book of earlene fowlers mystery. The book series is still in continuation as author earlene fowler is working on the story of the next book in the series. In earlene fowlers fools puzzle, the first installment in the benni harper cozy mystery series, this debut would keep you in suspense and care for the characters. Seven sisters benni harper mystery by earlene fowler and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. One among the initial books in the series was released. See all books authored by earlene fowler, including fools puzzle, and spider web, and more on. With this new book im writing, love mercy, ill be trying something that is kind of between the saddlemakers wife and the benni books. Albenia benni harper is a widow and missing the love of her life. A note at the beginning of the book led me to think about another type of pace. Earlene fowler has 28 books on goodreads with 50702 ratings. Seven sisters, a challenging pattern that features a single sixpointed star surrounded by six identical stars, was most likely inspired by an observation of naturethe seven sisters is a loose grouping of stars in the constellation taurus. Rett is eighteen and though i wasnt an eighteenyearold girl who was a professional gospel singer or a songwriter or lived in the south, i was once eighteen.
Earlene has written 15 books in the benni harper series of mysteries. At the beginning of the series, i definitely felt more in control, which still surprises me. Im trying to cut back a little now because between writing the books and promoting, im working 7 days a week. Then go to your local library and ask the librarian to show you to the writing section. Love mercy ive really fallen in love with love mercy, her 18yearold granddaughter, rett the banjo player, her best friends melina mel leblanc, an exlas vegas police officer and magnolia sanchez who not only owns the local cafe, but is also a. The benni harper mystery series in order earlene fowler. Spirited excowgirl, quilter, and folkart expert benni harper is back, investigating the connection between her favorite author, the murder of a family friend, and a crazy quilt. I sure hope love, magnolia, mel and rett go on to star in more books and make special guest appearances in the benni series as well. Not writing currently, personal and professional reasons. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the road to cardinal valley a ruby mcgavin mystery book 2. Author fowler started her writing career around 10 years before her first novel was released. Benni harper is coming home to sugartree, arkansas. Buy a cheap copy of arkansas traveler book by earlene fowler. It is tentatively planned to be a trilogy so that i can explore these characters in depth, yet not be held to the long and sometimes, limiting, responsibility of a series.
Earlene fowler faqs 2020 facts, rumors and the latest gossip. The road to cardinal valley by earlene fowler, paperback. Earlene started writing over a decade before her debut novel was published. Earlene fowler books list of books by earlene fowler. Earlene fowler books list of books by author earlene fowler. Hoping to relax after solving a murder in wichita, kansas, beni and her new husband gabe ortiz are back in san celina, california. I think i almost enjoy the planning as much as the trip. Find out what happened to ruby, lucas, birch, and the rest of the folks in cardinal, california. Earlene fowler is an american novelist and the author of a number of mystery novels set in the fictional californian city of san celina. Earlene has written 12 books in the benni harper series of mysteries. When she works at a museum for the craft show, she discovers the dead body of one of her closest friends. Order of benni harper books benni harper is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by american novelist earlene fowler. To be honest, with publishing in the midst of so many radical changes e books taking over.
Benni harperspirited excowgirl, quilter, and folk art expertfinds herself on the trail of a storybook killer in this mystery from agatha awardnominee earlene fowler. It used to be more but writing cuts into my reading time. The sixth book, mariners compass, won the agatha award for best novel in 1999. Yes, according to our best knowledge, earlene fowler is still alive.
The road to cardinal valley a ruby mcgavin mystery book 2 kindle edition by fowler, earlene. I had written short stories off and on for about ten years without being published. Love mercy is an intriguing new series by earlene fowler, one of my favorite writers and favorite human beings. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. She is the author of the national bestseller, the saddlemakers wife and. I decided on a whim in january of 1992 to take a novel writing class at orange coast college, a community college in costa mesa, california. In the meantime we got love mercy, which i really liked, but i was so happy to get this latest installment from benni, and the state fair setting was a bonus. Discount prices on books by earlene fowler, including titles like the road to cardinal valley a ruby mcgavin mystery. Author fowler started her writing career around 10 years. Also by earlene fowler with quilter margrit hall benni harper quilt album. Over a year ago, i read on earlene fowlers blog that she was taking a hiatus from the benni harper series to attend to personal matters. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.
Below is a list of earlene fowler s books in order of when they were first published. I began reading earlene fowlers books this past february when a friend brought me irish chain to read while convalescing from a recent surgery. The complete series list for a benni harper mystery earlene fowler. I suppose i do express that horror in my choice of themes. The more books i write about benni and gabe, the less control i seem to have over what they say and do.
Benni harper is a folk art museum curator and amateur sleuth in fictional, though based on san luis obispo san celina, california. And even though i finished seven sisters yesterday, i still find my mind wondering to the story and thinking about how id feel if i were benni harper. Earlene fowler, author of the benni harper quilting mysteries, set on californias central coast. This is the order of earlene fowler books in both chronological order and. She is currently working on the next benni harper mystery. She wrote literary and commercial short fiction for ten years with no publishing success when she decided to change gaits and write a mystery novel. I wrote the first chapter as part of the class assignment and it was really bad.
The prologue is written from my protagonist bennis pointofview when she is 75. Theres many, many books written and still being written every year on how do learn any kind of writing you can imagine. Suzanne michka finished all of the benni harper books and enjoyed every single one. Earlene has won the agatha award for best novel in 1999 for her novel mariners compass and her novel the saddlemakers wife was also nominated for one. When someone is just starting as a writer, theres not a lot i can suggest except recommend some good writing books i always suggest stephen kings on writing and john steinbecks journal of a novel as two of many helpful books for aspiring writers and to give one observationpiece of advice. All the books in this series feature benni harper in the main lead, who works as a curator of folk art museum and an amateur sleuth in san celina, california. The road to cardinal valley is the last book i have on contract with berkleypenguin and its been a mutual decision that is, i didnt ask for a new contract and they didnt beg for one that i will not be writing another book in the foreseeable future. Usually they just find their way into my writing subconsciously though i am appalled at the rise in child abuse of all kinds and how apathetic and unknowledgeable so many people are. When i sat down to write the book, i found i just didnt have the heart to do it. And, of course, theres a little of me in every character. The link will take you to my blog where youll find older newsletters i sent out from 2009 20. Maybe its because they have become fuller characters, more real with each book. She is particularly well known for writing the benni harper mystery series and the ruby mcgavin series.
The folkart historian, ranchwoman, and unwitting detective of earlene fowlers agatha awardwinning series is. The stories about gabe, benni, dove, and others in the books were like minishortstories one thousand words apiece, all i was giventalk about a challenge to a novelist. On february 15, 2017 she responded to an inquiry about a new book on her facebook page. Once again, she manages to turn out a book that i dont want to put down. Although the stars in the cluster appear to be close together, they are, in.
I still love reading more than writing and if i had to choose between the two, id. Earlene fowler s books earlene fowler average rating. Fowler, earlene 1954 source for information on fowler, earlene 1954. The road to cardinal valley a ruby mcgavin mystery book 2.
Log in to see more information about earlene fowler log in or register now. Graham landrum, author of the the social club mysteries in borderville, virginia. The lead character, benni harper, is curator of a folk art museum. The continuing stories of benni harper and her extended network of family, friends and frenemies are the perfect comfort reads. Years ago when i was lucky enough to read earlenes very first chapter to fools puzzle, i knew i had found a writer who would provide me with stories i could enjoy over and over again until i was an old lady dipping my nilla wafers in milky tea. She is the author of the national bestseller, the saddlemakers wife and the agatha awardwinning benni harper mysteries. Theres many, many books written and still being written every year on how. Earlene fowlers books earlene fowler average rating. In the debut novel, it is shown that benni harper leaves behind the loving memories of her dead husband and goes on to make a new start in her life. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Youll experience gabe and bennis las vegas wedding, how benni met elvia when they were in second grade, a.1120 1542 1299 922 501 553 782 46 821 1433 204 1225 904 1383 489 1388 1163 636 307 1118 907 1375 46 1412 607 791 1294 1063 68 847 164 736 855 1422 307 867 1283 651