About the Author...
Tina deBellegarde’s debut novel, Winter Witness, the first in the Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery series, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, a Silver Falchion Award, and a Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Award. Reviewers have called Tina “the Louise Penny of the Catskills.” Her story “Tokyo Stranger” appears in the Mystery Writers of America anthology When a Stranger Comes to Town edited by Michael Koryta. Tina’s short fiction also appears in The Best New England Crime Stories. She is the vice-president of the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Writers in Kyoto. She lives in Catskill, New York, with her husband Denis and their cat Shelby where they tend to their beehives, harvest shiitake mushrooms, and cultivate their vegetable garden. She travels to Japan regularly to visit her son Alessandro.
About the Books...
The Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery Series
Winter Witness (2020)
Dead Man's Leap (2022)
News and Reviews...
For Winter Witness
“Beautifully written and evocative, Winter Witness explores the comforts and quirky charms of small-town life...far more than a simple cozy mystery; it is also a sensitive and nuanced examination of the nature of compassion, loss, and community." - Erica Obey, author of The Curse of the Braddock Brides and The Horseman’s Word
“Richly atmospheric, Winter Witness reminds us of the high cost of family secrets - and the even higher cost of those secrets being revealed.” - Liz Milliron, author of The Laurel Highlands Mysteries and The Home Front Mysteries
For Dead Man's Leap
“The river is rising and the residents of Batavia-on-Hudson take shelter in the community center, along with their pets, their treasures, and their secrets. DEAD MAN'S LEAP is the best kind of claustrophobic and all kinds of compelling. A real treat.”
~ Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of A GINGERBREAD HOUSE
“Deep, long-hidden secrets form the core of Tina deBellegarde’s fascinating sophomore mystery, a sophisticated and heartfelt exploration of a small Catskills community, those who have chosen to call it home, and the measures they’ll go to protect it from internal and external forces, both natural and otherwise. This novel will leave you thinking long after you’ve turned the last page.
~ Edwin Hill, Agatha- and Edgar-nominated author of THE SECRETS WE SHARE
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