About Mary

Mary Adler writes. Finally. The long and winding road to writing mystery novels took many detours: proofreader, secretary, pre-school teacher, photographer, lawyer, and medical school dean. Perhaps they weren’t so much detours as unscheduled stops where she filled the well she draws on to write mysteries set in California.

She is a 2018 Daphne du Maurier Award winner for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and when she is not writing, she is probably reading. Her rescue dogs from Mexico keep her company while she gardens and cooks and make her look good when performing canine scent work.

She is happily immersed in a new series set in contemporary northern California where she lives. And yes, there will be engaging dogs, tempting food, and tantalizing mysteries.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime and encourages anyone who wants to write mysteries to join its Guppies Group which offers on-line classes, support, and advice from published authors.

Her short stories and poetry appear in numerous anthologies.