In small towns and big cities alike, secrets abound … 

Whether in my cozy mysteries, written as Leslie Budewitz, or my suspense novels, by Alicia Beckman, I write to explore women’s lives, using crime to dive into the mysteries that unsettle us and the truths that lie beneath them. I love taking readers to memorable places, introducing you to their intriguing inhabitants, and digging into the hearts and minds of my story people. And if I can make you think, laugh, and rumble your tummy all at the same time—well, then, we’ve got the perfect author–reader friendship!

Pour a cup of something tasty and come on in!

Bitterroot Lake

ISBN-13: 978-1643855806
Crooked Lane Books: April 13, 2021

When four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Alicia Beckman’s suspense debut.

Available at:
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound
And your local booksellers!

Leslie Budewitz' Carried to the Grave and Other Stories

Carried to the Grave and Other Stories: A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery
ISBN-13: 978-1645060178
Beyond the Page Publishing: May 25, 2021
Series: Food Lovers’ Village #6

Return to Montana’s Food Lovers’ Village with three-time Agatha Award winner Leslie Budewitz in this collection of five contemporary short mysteries and a historical novella, tales of secrets, envy, revenge, and murder, seasoned with humor, good food, and  creative problem-solving.

Available at:
Barnes & Noble