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Donna Andrews (author)
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Donna Andrews (author)

Donna Andrews (author)
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Is Writer Novelist
From United States of America
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 23 October 1952, Yorktown
Age 69 years
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Biography

Donna Andrews is an American mystery fiction writer of two award-winning amateur sleuth series. Her first book, Murder with Peacocks (1999), introduced Meg Langslow, a blacksmith from Yorktown, Virginia. It won the St. Martin's Minotaur Best First Traditional Mystery contest, the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice awards for best first novel, and the Lefty award for funniest mystery of 1999. The first novel in the Turing Hopper series (You've Got Murder, 2002) debuted a highly unusual sleuth—an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality who becomes sentient—and won the Agatha Award for best mystery that year.
Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, Virginia (the setting of her Meg Langslow series), studied English and drama at the University of Virginia. and now lives and works in Reston, Virginia.

Awards

Donna Andrews has won many industry awards for her fiction. As of 2009 she has earned 3 Agatha Awards, 1 Anthony Award, 1 Barry Award, 2 Lefty Awards, 2 Toby Bromberg Awards and 1 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Andrews has also been nominated for 3 Dilys Awards.

'Murder with Peacocks'

  • 1999 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
  • 2000 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
  • 2000 Barry Award for Best First Novel
  • 2000 Lefty Award
  • 2000 Finalist for Dilys Award
  • 1999 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery

'Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos'

  • 2009 Lefty Award nomination

'You've Got Murder'

  • 2002 Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • 2003 Finalist for Dilys Award

'Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon'

  • 2003 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2003 Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery
  • 2004 Finalist for Dilys Award
  • 2004 Lefty Award nomination

'We'll Always Have Parrots'

  • 2004 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2005 Lefty Award

'Owl's Well That Ends Well'

  • 2005 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel

'No Nest for the Wicket'

  • 2007 Lefty Award nomination

'The Penguin Who Knew Too Much'

  • 2007 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2008 Lefty Award nomination

"A Rat's Tale", Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine – Sept/Oct. 2007

  • 2007 Agatha Award for Best Short Story

'Six Geese A-Slaying'

  • 2008 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2009 Lefty Award nomination

'Swan For the Money'

  • 2009 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2009 Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery
  • 2010 Lefty Award nomination

'Stork Raving Mad'

  • 2010 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2011 Lefty Award nomination

'The Real Macaw'

  • 2011 Agatha Award nomination for Best Novel
  • 2012 Lefty Award

Professional memberships

  • Sisters in Crime (Chesapeake Chapter)
  • Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic chapter)
  • Private Investigators and Security Association

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