September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Leslie Budewitz

Mystery Writer
NW Montana

Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in two cozy mystery series. CHAI ANOTHER DAY, her fourth Spice Shop Mystery, set in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, is the newest, published in June 2019. DEATH AL DENTE, first in the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana, won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. “All God’s Sparrows,” her first historical fiction, featuring "Stagecoach Mary" Fields, won the 2018 Agatha Award for Best Short Story; she also won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. A past president of Sisters in Crime and a current board member of Mystery Writers of America, she lives and cooks outside Bigfork with her husband, Don Beans, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat, an avid birdwatcher.