Leslie Wheeler

Leslie Wheeler is an award-winning author of books about American history and biographies. LOVING WARRIORS, her biography in letters of the nineteenth-century feminist, Lucy Stone, and her husband,Henry Blackwell, won the English-Speaking Union's Ambassador of Honor Award. Leslie now writes the Miranda Lewis "living history" mystery series--books set in the present-day but at historic sites, which enables her to weave in a lot of history. Titles include MURDER AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION, MURDER AT GETTYSBURG, and the recently published, MURDER AT SPOUTERS POINT. Leslie's short crime fiction has appeared in five anthologies published by Level Best Books: WINDCHILL, SEASMOKE, STILL WATERS, DEADFALL, and THIN ICE. She is now a contributing editor to Level Best Books. Leslie is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, serving as Speakers Bureau Coordinator for the New England Chapter. She is also a member of the New England Crimebake Committee, where she chairs the Al Blanchard Short Crime Fiction Award Committee. Leslie and her family divide their time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a rural retreat in the Berkshires.

Publications:

Murder at Spouters Point - History writer Miranda Lewis arrives in Rhode Island, looking forward to a weekend with old friends, which includes plans to attend a Native American powwow and visit a nearby maritime museum. But tensions and terror mount when the body of her friend's fiance is found in the water, brutally murdered with a whaling tool.  Miranda's romantic partner, Native American activist, Nate Barnes, is ca. . .

Worldwide Mystery - 2012-03-01

MURDER AT SPOUTERS POINT - The grisly murder of a visiting yachtsman, allegedly by a local Indian, shakes a New England seacoast town and severely tests the loyalties of a white woman and her Native lover.When Miranda Lewis, a workaholic writer of books about American history, and her boyfriend, Nate Barnes, a hot-tempered former American Indian movement activist, visit friends--hers at the Spouters Point Maritime Museum (a. . .

Five Star/Gale/Cengage Learning - 2010-10-15

MURDER AT GETTYSBURG - When author and historian, Miranda Lewis, accepts an invitation from her old college roommate and her roommate's father, a handsome, courtly Virginian, to attend a reenactment of the Gettysburg Battle over the Fourth of July weekend, she hopes to recapture the magic of the long-ago summer she spent with them.  But the jaunt down memory lane turns into a nightmare when her roommate's estranged. . .

Five Star/Gale/Cengage Learning - 2005-05-15

MURDER AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION - When a living history museum turns deadly, armchair historian Miranda Lewis must transform herself into a woman of action.It's the week before Thanksgiving, and Miranda has deadlines to meet. But when a routine check-in call to her young niece ends in tears and a hang-up, Miranda hurries to Plimoth Plantation, where her niece works as an interpreter.  At the recreated seventeenth-century vill. . .

Larcom Press - 2001-09-15

Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers - “…twenty-five of the most cleverly written and thought-provoking crime stories ever assembled in one collection,” Brenda Scott, Manchester Examiner “…the editors of this anthology have poured their energy into selecting the very best from the New England area, and they have succeeded, brilliantly.” Christine Zibas, Reviewing the EvidenceWhether it’. . .

Level Best Books - 2010-11-12

Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm - “… the most original New England crime stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.” ~ Brenda Scott, Manchester Contemporary Literature Examiner, Examiner.com ~ “…each story in this collection is guaranteed to make readers smile by its sheer cleverness alone.” Christine Zibas. reviewingtheevidence.com New England’s most acclaimed, awar. . .

Level Best Books - 2011-11-11

Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon - Noir and nuanced   Hideous and hilarious       Happy, sad, and barking mad-Anything can happend under a Blood MoonLevel Best Books' tenth anthology presents thirty-one tales from New England's dark side written by the region's most acclaimed, award-winning authors, plus several exciting new voices.  

Level Best Books - 2012-11-09

Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold - From a small town in Maine To a posh marina in Connecticut From a grungy pool hall in Fall River To a quaint fishing village on Cape Cod– The heart of New England crime is STONE COLD Stone Cold presents twenty-eight delicious crime stories from a bevy of award-winning New England mystery writers along with several exciting new voices. Drop dead funny or stone cold deadly, the inventive and. . .

Level Best Books - 2013-11-08