Carolyn Hart is the author of 60 novels. Her most recent titles are GHOST ON THE CASE and WALKING ON MY GRAVE. Her works include mysteries and suspense novels ranging from first century Rome to World War II to the current digital world. She is the author of the Death on Demand, Henrie O, and Bailey Ruth series as well as a number of stand-alones.
LETTER FROM HOME, a WWII stand-alone novel set in Oklahoma, was published by Berkley in 2003. Gretchen Gilman is 13 in the summer of 1944 and working on the small town newspaper. Murder occurs on the street where she lives, changing her life forever. LETTER FROM HOME was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University Tulsa. LETTER FROM HOME won the Agatha for Best Mystery Novel of 2003 and was a New York Times notable book.
DEAD MAN’S ISLAND, the first in the Henrie O series, was a 1996 CBS TV movie starring Barbara Eden, William Shatner, Morgan Fairchild, and Roddy McDowall.
Hart was one of ten mystery authors featured at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 2003 and again in 2007. In March 2004 she received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. She has twice won the annual Oklahoma Book Award for best novel. In April 2004 she spoke at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on mysteries in American culture. She received the Ridley Pearson Award at Murder in Grove, Boise, Idaho, in 2005 for significant contributions to the mystery field. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Amelia Award from Malice Domestic. In 2014, she was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
Hart is a native of Oklahoma City, a Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and a former president of Sisters in Crime. She is also a member of Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the International Crime Writers Association, the International Thrillers Association, and the American Crime Writers League. She taught professional writing in the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism from 1982-85. She is the author of 60 novels, winner of three Agatha Awards for Best Novel, two Anthonys and two Macavitys.