Bio: Eleanor Boylan has been writing mystery fiction since the nineteen fifties. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen mystery magazines and in Yankee Magazine. In 1987, she began a series of Clara Gamadge suspense novels which continued the Henry Gamadge novels of her aunt, Elizabeth Daly, published during the nineteen forties and fifties.
Eleanor has also been a professional puppeteer, and her children's book HOW TO BE A PUPPETEER, with illustrations by famed artist Tomie de Paola, went into three printings.
Eleanor raised her family in Newton, Massachusetts and moved to Anna Maria Island in Florida in 1985. She has two sons, three daughters, and eleven grandchildren.
It's been a long time since Clara Gamadge's school days, but forever young at heart she still has close ties to the old gang and her alma mater, Woolcott Academy. Springtime on campus is usually a time of winding down and wrapping up until suddenly murder and suspense are the only subjects on anyone's mind. Usually when Clara receives a note from Louise Littleton, Wolcott's youthful and sprightly beautiful headmistress, it's just to keep in touch, but this time it concerns mysterious circumstanc... more info>>
Barry Lockwood is a lucky guy, or so it seems. He's found himself in a fresh relationship with Elizabeth Bauer, a lovely and charming journalism student, young enough to be his granddaughter and she's craving commitment. It seems so right but Anna Pittman smells something fishy. Twenty years after divorcing Barry, she still has a knack for ruining his good times. She suspects that this young lass is barking up the wrong tree. Then there is Dollfuss Moltke, Beth's shadowy, omnipresent companion c... more info>>
Clara Gamadge used to be half of a detective team with her husband Henry, but now that he has died, Clara has to fly solo. Her first case alone turns out to be more complex than she had thought. Fifty years ago her cousin, Ellen, vanished and her Aunt May suddenly died after ignoring a letter advising her to give up the search for Ellen. Now Clara must sort through the muddled facts and try to make sense of two mysteries: a death and a disappearance--or was it another death?