Lillian Stewart Carl has published nine novels, fourteen short stories, and a collection including most of these stories plus a new one. A new mystery will be published in 2002, and five new stories in 2002 and 2003, plus "The Eye of the Beholder" will be reprinted in WORLD'S BEST CRIME AND MYSTERY. ASHES TO ASHES is now available on audio from TimeFareProductions. Three novels and fourteen short stories are now available from

Lillian started out in science fiction and fantasy and is now writing contemporary romantic suspense and mystery novels and mystery and fantasy short stories. They often feature paranormal themes. They always feature plots based on history and archeology. She enjoys exploring the way the past lingers on in the present, especially in the British Isles, where she's visited many times. While she doesn't write comedy, she believes in characters with a sense of humor.

Her romantic suspense novels have been compared to the work of Barbara Mertz writing as Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters.

She grew up in Missouri and Ohio and has lived for many years in North Texas, in a book-lined cloister cleverly disguised as a tract house. Therefore she's developed a passion for mountains and seacoasts, especially the ones in Scotland. She's also traveled in Europe, the Middle East, and India.

She has a husband, two sons, and an assortment of houseplants she views as rentals -- he thumbs are ink-stained, not green. When she's looking for an excuse not to work she knits and needlepoints, reads, and listens to music, especially Scottish rock 'n' reel.

Lillian is a member or former member of SWFA, MWA, Sisters in Crime, Novelists Inc., and the Author's Guild.

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Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust Garden of Thorns Memory and Desire

Shadows in Scarlet Time Enough to Die Lucifer's Crown

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