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Published with By Common
Consent, Whitney Award finalist,
a retelling of
The Book of Mormon
from Laman's point of view.

A new Urban Fantasy series "Vampires and Mormons," set in an alternate history of Mormonism, with "homo vampirus."

Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror. The Bishop's Wife is her first adult mystery and the first in the Linda Wallheim series set in Mormon Utah, which includes His Right Hand For Time and All Eternities, and Not Of This Fold.

Mette holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University and is an All-American triathlete. A practicing Mormon, she is a religion blogger for Religious News Service and for By Common Consent and from 2015-1017 for Huffington Post. She is the mother of five children and lives with her husband in Utah.

Coming in December 2018: Book 4 in the Linda Wallheim series: Not Of This Fold

Now that all five of her sons have left home, Mormon bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim has quite a bit of time on her hands, most of which she spends worrying about the state of the country and how her youngest son, Samuel, who is openly gay, is faring on his mission in Boston. She has also become close with one of the women in her ward, Gwen Ferris.

But Gwen is quickly losing faith in the church, and her issues with the Mormon power structure are only reinforced by her calling in Draper’s local “Spanish ward.” The ward’s members are both legal and undocumented immigrants who aren’t always getting the community support they should be from their church, and have been assigned a bishop who doesn’t speak their language.

When Gabriela Gonzalez, a young mother and Gwen’s friend in the Spanish Ward, is found strangled at a gas station, Gwen is paralyzed with guilt. The dead woman’s last phone call was to Gwen, and her voice mail reveals that she knew she was in danger. When Gwen decides the police aren’t doing enough to get justice for Gabriela, who was undocumented, she decides to find the killer herself. Linda reluctantly takes part in Gwen’s vigilante sleuthing, fearing for her young friend's safety, but what the pair discovers may put them both in danger.

Here is an interview with Mette at Publishers Weekly.

Copyright Mette Ivie Harrison 2018 all rights reserved.
Last revised August 17, 2018