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Patricia Smiley
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Patricia Smiley is the bestselling author of four novels in a mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair. A new series about LAPD homicide detective Davie Richards will debut in the fall of 2016. Patty's short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. She has taught writing at various conferences, including the Surrey International Writers Conference in British Columbia, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference in Wyoming and the Book Passage Mystery Conference in Corte Madera, California. She served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.

Interview with Dorinda Ohnstad (pdf)

Connie Martinson Talks Books

Interview with Jane D of the Mystery Guild

Shelf Pleasure Essay: "Adventures of a Bibliophile"

Novel Rocket Interview

Guest Essay on The Lipstick Chronicles: "Blind Faith"

Hank Phillippi Ryan Interview on Jungle Red Writers

Q & A with Patty

News article about Patty and her mentor Elizabeth George

Paula Woods article written for the Los Angeles Times, which quotes Patty