Dorothy Howell, Mystery Author
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About Dorothy

Dorothy Howell is the author of 35 novels.  She’s written for three major New York publishing houses.  Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, with sales approaching 5 million copies worldwide.

Dorothy currently writes for two publishing houses, in two genres, under two names.

HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE, which launched her Haley Randolph hardcover mysteries series from Kensington Books, was a Publishers Weekly starred review.  The series has sold in the U.K., France, Thailand, and Poland, and is available in Large Print, paperback, and e-book editions. 

Meet Dorothy’s newest amateur sleuth in FATAL DEBT and FATAL LUCK, the first two books in the Dana Mackenzie series.  They are available in paperback and e-book editions. 

Dorothy also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Judith Stacy.  Her titles include Harlequin Historical’s Top Seller of the Year, a No.1 on the Barnes & Noble historical list, and a RITA Award Finalist. 
Dorothy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.  She’s a requested speaker at writing, civic, and women’s organizations, and has appeared on television and radio promoting her work. 

Dorothy lives in Southern California. She’s eternally grateful for the love and support of family and friends, her hard working agent and publisher, and her extreme good fortune.


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