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. She holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University and is a nationally ranked triathlete. A practicing Mormon, she is now a blogger for Huffington Post. She is the mother of five children and lives with her husband in Utah.
Here is an interview with Publishers Weekly.
His Right Hand, Book 2 in the Linda Wallheim Mormon Utah Mystery Series, will be available December 1, 2015.
An ABA IndieNext Selection for December 2015
"A fast moving crime story, but also far more than that. Deep social and moral issues dealt with, and made real with compassion and honesty. I couldn't put it down!"
"Outstanding... The suspect pool may be small, but Harrison once again dramatizes the agonizing plight of those who firmly believe church doctrine and yet by their nature have a fundamental conflict with it." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Harrison provides a fascinating look into the Mormon church from the point of view of a woman who sometimes struggles with its strict rules. Linda’s insider’s perspective is almost as engrossing as the mystery itself. Recommended for mystery lovers." Library Journal
"Does a wonderful job of parting the curtain on many of the Mormon Church's mysteries." Kirkus Reviews
"Linda is an extremely likable and refreshingly imperfect series lead—an ideal guide to aspects of Mormon life that may be unknown to many readers. She’s also curious, smart, and impulsive—essential traits for any successful amateur sleuth! In her author’s note, Harrison explains that this book was inspired by the journey of a family friend who came out as transgender and transitioned while remaining in the Mormon faith."
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