Mary Feliz writes the Maggie McDonald Series of cozy mysteries featuring a professional organizer turned amateur detective and her sidekick golden retriever in California's San Francisco Bay Area.
Her debut novel, Address to Die For, was named a Best Book of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews. Her fifth book, Cliff Hanger, was named a Best Book of 2019 by Suspense Magazine.
Mary is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild where she feels at home among those plot to kill.
When professional organizer Maggie McDonald finds a body in a snowdrift outside her friend's ski cabin, she must plow through the clues to find a cold-blooded killer . . .
Lake Tahoe in February is beautiful, but Maggie can't see a thing as she drives through a blinding blizzard with her friend Tess Olmos and their dogs, golden retriever Belle and German shepherd Mozart.Maggie has offered her professional decluttering skills to help Tess tidy up her late husband's cabin in preparation to sell. She also plans to get in some skiing when her husband Max and their boys join them later in the week.
What she doesn't plan on is finding a boot in a snowdrift attached to a corpse. The frozen stiff turns out to be Tess's neighbor, Dev Bailey, who disappeared two months ago. His widow Leslie expresses grief, but Maggie can't help but wonder if it's a snow job. As more suspects start to pile up, things go downhill fast, and Maggie must keep her cool to solve the murder before the killer takes a powder . . .
Scheduled to Death2017
Address to Die For2016
Awards and Recognition
- Kirkus Star awarded to Address to Die For in 2016
- "A Best Book of 2017" Kirkus Reviews for Address to Die For
- Cliff Hanger named a Best Book of 2019 by Suspense Magazine
- Cliff Hanger named a Week's Best New Book by Woman's World Book Club
Press and Media Mentions
- Register-Pajaronian January 2017
- San Jose Mercury News December 2017
- Los Altos Town Crier July 3, 2018
- "Author sets series of mystery books in Los Altos" July 4, 2018 (p. 12)
- "Author with Local Roots talks latest mystery book, "Snowed Under"
- "Catch the Spirit" event features Authors Showcase
- 'In pursuit of the perfect present, it may not be a gift at all'