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". . . every minute of life is education,
especially if you live in
interesting times."

Elizabeth Daniels Squire

Peaches Dann Series Re-Issues from Five-Star Sleuths:

Whose Death Is It Anyway?WHOSE DEATH IS IT ANYWAY?
Five Star Publications | May 2010
ISBN-13: 9781589850637 / ISBN-10: 1589850637

Absentminded detective Peaches Dann is attending a lively family reunion in the mountains of North Carolina when her cousin Fern stops coversations cold by announcing that several members of the clan have "The Mark of Murder" in their hands. Although Peaches knows it's only a mark that hand-readers call a sign of great originality, Fern's palm-reading proclivities make trouble anyway when a real murder rocks the family. Read excerpt . . .

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Kill The MessengerWHERE THERE'S A WILL
Five Star Publications | January 2010
ISBN-13: 9781589850613 / ISBN: 1589850610

Absentminded sleuth, Peaches Dann, relatives inherit a fortune, making them all multimillionaires. Eccentric Uncle Hiram s will, however, stipulates that they must take an ocean cruise and that, should any of them die within a year, the others get their share. Soon, two are dead. Can Peaches uncover who did it?

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Kill the Messenger

Five Star Publications | June 2007
ISBN-13: 9781589850712 / ISBN: 1589850718

Isaiah Justice, owner and publisher of a small-town newspaper called The Defender, is dead from cyanide poisoning. His death makes the front page of his own newspaper and becomes the focus of an investigation by the paper's top reporters.

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Five Star Publications, Inc. | November 2008
ISBN-13: 9781589850651 / 10:1589850653

Peaches, the forgetful amateur sleuth, was working on her book when she was interrupted by a call from a cousin she hadn't seen in years, and couldn't really remember. Peaches agreed to pay her cousin a visit and during her stay finds a corpse stuffed in a laundry chute. Now Peaches has to recall every detail of the visit, in the hope that she can find the killer.

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Remember the AlibiREMEMBER THE ALIBI
Five Star Publications, Inc.; 2nd edition | June 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1589850620 / 10: 1589850629

Peaches discovers that a serial killer who preys on the elderly has targeted her rich and rambunctious father who refuses to believe that he could be in danger. Suspects include the wife of a gun-crazy mountaineer who runs a doll hospital, a history professor who tries to teach Peaches some shocking medieval memory systems, a phoney seer, and a music teacher with a Cadillac--just for starters.

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Who Killed What's Her NameWHO KILLED WHAT'S HER NAME?
Five Star Publications, Inc. | June 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1589850688 / 10: 1589850688

In a story set near Asheville, North Carolina, absentminded sleuth Peaches Dann is writing a book about memory tricks. Meanwhile, her aunt is found dead in her father s pond wearing a dress exactly like the one Peaches has on at the time. Can Peaches find the killer before he strikes again?

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Fortune in Your Hand

July 2007
Published by Five Star Publications, Inc.
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ISBN:1-58985-060-2 | ISBN:978-1-58985-060-6

In a newly revised and expanded edition of this classic handbook of the art of hand-reading, author/columnist Elizabeth Daniels Squire takes readers on a step-by-step journey of discovery. Includes illustrations, charts, and real-life examples utilizing the handprints of such notables as Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Salvador Dali, and others.



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TAR HEEL DEAD: Tales of Mystery and
Mayhem from North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Press
May 2005
ISBN 0-8078-5604-5
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This mystery anthology contains eighteen short stories set in or written by authors from North Carolina. Besides Elizabeth Daniels Squire, this anthology includes many other well-known writers, such as O. Henry, Lilian Jackson Braun, Orson Scott Card, Margaret Maron, Michael Malone, and BarbaraNeely.

The stories in this collection are as diverse as the "detectives" they feature: the Native American policeman who solves his first case on the reservation; a Siamese cat with an intuitive affection for his paraplegic neighbor; an attentive convenience store owner; and a thirty-year-old computer whiz whose body stopped growing when he was nine. They solve crimes, locate treasures, and uncover deceit in a range of tales that reflects the breadth of the genre. With stories to delight mystery devotees and fans of all good writing, this anthology highlights one of the most vibrant and popular elements of North Carolina's literary legacy.

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The Liz Reader

THE LIZ READER: A Collection of the Shorter Works of Elizabeth Daniels Squire
Silver Dagger Mysteries/Overmountain Press 2002
ISBN 1-57072-227-7 Hardcover.$23.95 US
ISBN 1-57072-228-5 Softcover.$13.95 US
This compilation of fiction and non-fiction by the late Elizabeth Daniels Squire is comprised of short stories, poetry, newspaper columns, and, of course, writings on Liz's interest in palm reading. Edited by her husband, the collection includes some pieces which have never before been published, along with tributes from Margaret Maron, Anne Underwood Grant, and many others.


The unforgettable Elizabeth Daniels Squire, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and a graduate of Vassar College, created the character of Peaches Dann, the absent-minded detective who is one of the most original crime solvers. An Agatha Award winner, Liz was working on her ninth mystery at the time of her death in February 2001.


C. B. Squire has had a long career in journalism, chiefly in writing and editing petroleum publications and training editors in that field. He has taught journalism at the American University of Beirut and worked as a stringer on retainer for The New York Times and other publications. He has written and edited two books on the oil industry, written a young people's book on conservation and edited a book on a group of ambulance drivers in World War II. Chick and Liz were married for 52 years.


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