Carolyn Hart

    Photo credit: Robert H. Taylor, University of Oklahoma

    Carolyn Hart was a child in Oklahoma during World War II. She drew on those memories to write her Agatha Award winning LETTER FROM HOME.

    Hart's early memories of huge black headlines in the newspapers led her to major in journalism and work briefly as a reporter before turning to fiction. She is the author of 36 mysteries. In LETTER FROM HOME, she explores the impact of a crime on a small Oklahoma town in the summer of 1944 and on the life of 13-year-old Gretchen Gilman.

    LETTER FROM HOME was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers and was named a Best Book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly.

    An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of twenty-one previous Death on Demand novels. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She is also the creator of the Henrie O series, featuring a retired reporter, and the Bailey Ruth series, starring an impetuous, redheaded ghost. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City.