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Meet award winning Montana author Leslie Budewitz
6:00 PM
Lewis and Clark Library
Meet award winning Montana author Leslie Budewitz on July 11th at 6PM at your Lewis & Clark Library. Budewitz,author of “The Spice Shop Murders,” will discuss her recent book, Chai Another Day.

Chai Another Day is a captivating mystery set in Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market.
“As owner of the Spice Shop in Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market, Pepper Reece is always on the go. Between conjuring up new spice blends and serving iced spice tea to customers looking to beat the summer heat, she finally takes a break for a massage. But the Zen moment is shattered when she overhears an argument in her friend Aimee’s vintage home decor shop that ends in murder.”

Budewitz will discuss how she combines her passion for food, writing, and the law into her award-winning Pepper Reece series. “Suspense Magazine calls Assault and Pepper, first in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries, ‘the perfect recipe for a few hours of pure enjoyment” and “a first-rate story.’” In addition to “The Spice Shop Murders,” Budewitz is also the author of the “ Leslie’s Food Lovers Village Mysteries,” set in Jewel Bay, Montana. Death al Dente, the first Food Lovers’ Village mystery, won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

In addition to writing, Budewitz is also a lawyer. Her guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction.

Leslie’s short stories have been published in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, and elsewhere, and recognized in Best American Mystery Stories of 2009. She served as 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, and is currently the Montana representative to the board of the Rocky
Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

A native Montanan, she lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their gray tuxedo cat, an avid birdwatcher.

A book signing will follow the discussion. Budewitz will have copies of her books available for purchase.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Lewis and Clark Library
Address: 120 South Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406.447.1690

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