Mary Saums

United States

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About Me:
Book Fiend!

The first book in my new series, Thistle & Twigg, is about two little old ladies, one British and one Southern, who save an uncut forest and take on a bunch of well-armed paramilitary bullies. It's something like Miss Marple only with assault rifles. Very cozy. It came out in April 2007 from St. Martin's Minotaur. Mighty Old Bones, second in the series, came out in May 2008.

I post occasionally on the Femmes Fatales blog site at along with Donna Andrews, Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, Toni Kelner, Kris Neri, Elaine Viets, and Hank Phillipi Ryan.

I'm currently serving on the board of Sisters In Crime, and as vice-president of the Southeast chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Ken Bruen, Colin Cotterill, Olen Steinhauer, Eliot Pattison, Dean Koontz, Michael Chabon, Lee Child, Stephen Booth, John Hart, PG Wodehouse, Liz Evans, Louise Penny, Donna Andrews, Dorothy Cannell, Donna Moore, Joan Hess, Reginald Hill, Peter Lovesey, Donald Westlake, Daniel Woodrell ... on and on...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Black Books, Dr. Who, Buffy, Firefly, Keeping Mum, anything with Bette Davis, Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple

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  • Jaden Terrell

    Hello, Mary. Nice to see you here on Crimespace. I'm still finding my way around here. There doesn't seem to be a way to send a message other than on the wall (unlike Facebook, which also has an internal email function. I've been enjoying the forum discussions, though, mostly as a lurker.
  • Timothy Hallinan

    Mary --

    GREAT photo -- I mean, you with the cig and the bottle, although the cats are nice, too. Looking forward to seeing all in Nashville again. Right now, I'm in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and it's one hundred million degrees outside.
  • Glen C. Allison

    Finally back in Crimespace. Thanks for the response about the Mac McAnally article. It was well received in the March/April issue of MISSISSIPPI magazine. I'm trying to make a trip up to Nashville soon. I'll let you know.