Beth Ann Allen
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Seattle, Washington
About Me:
Social Worker, Blogger, writer, mother, grandmother, reader, television and book addict. I live in the one of the most beautiful (and expensive) cities on the planet. I'm a late bloomer: Received my B.S. degree at the age of 45, and my MSW four years later. I started reading Agatha Christie mysteries in high school, then moved on to Conan Doyle, and finaslly discovered Ellery Queen just after graduating from high school. I've been hooked on mysteries ever since.
Books And Authors I Like:
Robert B. Parker, J.D. Robb 'In Death' series, Elmore Leonard, Michael Connelly, Jonathan Kellerman, Marcia Muller, and Joyce Carol Oates (her mysteries are freaky).

Plus Christie, Queen, and Conan Doyle. I've gotten out of the habit now, but have read Ellery Queen's magazine for years. It's a great way to study the short story.

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Crime nonfiction: Real

I'm a great reader of fiction and nonfiction crime, especially murder.

Today, I am reminded that real life crime/murder impacts the victim(s) and families in heartbreaking ways.

The body of Jessie Davis was found today, and her boyfriend is being charged with two counts of murder. It's not just a story about the murder of a young woman and her unborn child by someone (Jessie's… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2007 at 9:41am


Thanks for inviting me to crimespace.

I have accepted a lot of friend requests, and I will get around to visiting you all this weekend.

It's been a busy week, personally and professionally, and I have lots of catching up to do.

See you all soon!

Posted on May 25, 2007 at 4:28pm

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At 5:30am on August 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Beth , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 2:06pm on July 3, 2007, Kathryn Lilley said…
Hi Beth Ann, I'm a "late-bloomer", too! I started writing in my 40's. Wasn't it Dear Abby who said (to the writer who was wondering whether she should go to medical school, because she was "old")--"what will you be doing in five years, if you *don't* go to medical school? I really took that advice to heart!
At 2:49pm on June 4, 2007, Beth Ann Allen said…
Hi Sheila!

I tried to comment the other night and vould not. Please forgive me for the tardy response.
At 2:18am on May 31, 2007, Sheila Connolly said…
Hi, Beth--

I wish I could say I knew much about Rochester, but my parents moved away when I was one--my father worked for Kodak, way back when.

I've never been to Seattle--but I never say never!

At 4:33pm on May 24, 2007, Beth Walker said…
Hello. It's nice to meet another Beth! :-)

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