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Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. The 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime and first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction, she lives and cooks in NW Montana.

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Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. Death al Dente won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She served as 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime.

New York Times bestseller Laura Childs says “Small town charm and big time chills.”

Leslie lives in NW Montana.

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Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in two light-hearted mystery series. Suspense Magazine calls Assault and Pepper, first in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries, “the perfect recipe for a few hours of pure enjoyment” and “a first-rate story.” New York Times bestseller Laura Childs says of Leslie’s Food Lovers Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana, “Small town charm and big time chills.” Death al Dente, the first Food Lovers’ Village mystery, won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

Leslie is also a lawyer. Her guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction.

Leslie’s short stories have been published in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, and elsewhere, and recognized in Best American Mystery Stories of 2009. She served as 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime.

A native Montanan, she lives outside Bigfork, at the foot of the Swan Mountains, with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat, a book cover model and avid birdwatcher.

All cover art and photos on these pages may be used with a book review or an article about Leslie; please credit photos to Leslie except where otherwise noted.

Author photos:
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Photo credit: Nicole Tavenner

 

 

 

Malice 2011 leslie budewitz agatha award winnerAgatha winner photo

Photo credit: Elizabeth Zelvin

 

 

 

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Malice 2013 Agatha winner photo

Photo credit: Deborah Lacy

 

 

Additional photos:

My cat, Ruff
Ruff on desk
Edited manuscript page
My desk

The novels, in order: 
The Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries:
Death al Dente (#1, 2013)
Crime Rib (#2, 2014)
Butter Off Dead (#3, 2015) (#1-3, Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Random House)
Treble at the Jam Fest (#4, June 8, 2017) (Midnight Ink)
And watch for #5 in June, 2018, from Midnight Ink!

The Spice Shop Mysteries:
Assault and Pepper (#1, 2015)
Guilty as Cinnamon (#2, 2015)
Killing Thyme (#3, 2016)

The Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries
Editor: Thomas Colgan,Editorial Director, Berkley Group
Publicity: Roxanne Jones, Publicity Assistant
Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Random House
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
212-366-2155

The Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, books 4 & 5
Terri Bischoff
Acquisitions Editor, Midnight Ink
an imprint of Llewellyn Publications
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure
Editor: Kent Sorsky
Quill Driver Books
2006 S. Mary
Fresno CA 93721
Publicity: Jaguar Bennett 

Literary Representation:
John Talbot
Talbot Fortune Agency
www.talbotfortuneagency.com