P.M. Carlson taught psychology and statistics at Cornell University before deciding that mystery writing was more fun. She has published twelve mystery novels and over a dozen mystery short stories. Her novels have been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, a Macavity Award, and twice for Anthony Awards given at the World Mystery Convention. Two short stories were finalists for the Agatha Christie award. She edited the Mystery Writers Annual for Mystery Writers of America for several years, and has served as President of the international organization Sisters in Crime.
AUDITION FOR MURDER (Maggie Ryan 1967)
First in the Maggie Ryan series, set in the 1960's and 70's. Maggie Ryan solves crimes while negotiating the tumultuous social changes of those times with humor and passion. "Very literate, sprinkled with surprises and starring that rarity of rarities–– fully fleshed out characters." -- Los Angeles Daily News