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Jean Sheldon Bio

Jean Sheldon is the owner of Wellworth Publishing and the fiction imprint, Bast Press. Prior to writing mysteries, she published a book of poetry and drawings called Jelly Side Down, a handbook on car maintenance, Glovebox Guide to Keeping it on the Road, and co-wrote, with her cat, The Way of the Cat, Teaching Humans to Be.


Her first mysteries were the Kerry Grant series about a computer savvy female Chicago police detective, Identity Murder, Should Old Acquaintance be Dead, and A Chilling Goodbye. In 2008, she published The Woman in the Wing, a historical mystery involving women pilots and riveters in World War II. In 2010, Seven Cities of Greed took a group of 'women of a certain age' on an adventure in New Mexico. Also in 2010, she published the ebook, Mrs. Quigley's Kidnapping with another Chicago female detective circa 1968. In June of 2011 comes mystery number six, Flowers for Her Grave, an old fashion whodunit, and in 2012, An Uncluttered Palette, a mystery about art and art forgery.


A native Chicagoan, Jean has lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, all of which she considers home.



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