Carolyn Haines

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Carolyn Haines (sometimes credited as Caroline Burnes and Lizzie Hart) (born May 12, 1953 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a prolific American romance and mystery author and former journalist specializing in mysteries set in the Mississippi Delta and Harlequin romance novels.

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Biography

Haines is the daughter of Roy and Hilda Haines, both journalists. Haines grew up in Lucedale, Mississippi, and graduated from high school there in 1971. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1974 and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of South Alabama in 1985. For over ten years she was a reporter and journalist for newspapers such as the George County Times, the Mobile Press-Register," "The Mississippi Press, "The Huntsville Times," and the Hattiesburg American."

Her current mysteries are the Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta series, set in the fictional town of Zinnia. The humorous series has won numerous accolades, including Best Amateur Sleuth. “Hallowed Bones,” the fifth in the series, was named in the top five mysteries of 2004 by Library Journal.

Haines also writes darker crime novels and general fiction. “Penumbra” was named one of the top five mysteries of 2006 by Library Journal. She has written under the pseudonyms Caroline Burnes in romantic mysteries, and Lizzie Hart in humor.

She teaches the graduate and undergraduate fiction writing classes at the University of South Alabama, where she is an assistant professor and Fiction Coordinator. An animal activist, she works to help educate the public about the need to spay and neuter pets.

Awards & praise

Bibliography

As herself

The Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries

  1. Them Bones (1999)
  2. Buried Bones (2000)
  3. Splintered Bones (2003)
  4. Crossed Bones (2004)
  5. Hallowed Bones (2005)
  6. Bones to Pick (2007)
  7. Ham Bones (2007)
  8. Wishbones (2008)
  9. Greedy Bones (2009)
  10. Bone Appetit (2010)
  11. Bones of a Feather (2011)
  12. Bonefire of the Vanities (2012)

Non-series

  1. Fever Moon (2007)
  2. Revenant (2007)
  3. Penumbra (2006)
  4. Summer of the Redeemers (2005)
  5. Judas Burning (2005)
  6. Touched (2004)
  7. My Mother's Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story (2003)

Short stories

"The Wish" in Many Bloody Returns (2009)

As editor

  1. Delta Blues (expected May 2010)

As Caroline Burnes

Fear Familiar Series (Harlequin Intrigue)

  1. Familiar Vows (2009)
  2. Familiar Escape (2006)
  3. Familiar Stranger (2005)
  4. Familiar Texas (2005)
  5. Familiar Pursuit in The Truth About Cats and Dogs (2004) (short story)
  6. Familiar Double (2003)
  7. Familiar Lullaby (2001)
  8. Familiar Oasis (2002)
  9. Familiar Mirage (2002)
  10. Familiar Obsession (2000)
  11. Familiar Valentine (1999)
  12. Fear Christmas (1999)
  13. Familiar Fire (1998)
  14. Familiar Heart (1997)
  15. Bewitching Familiar (1995)
  16. Familiar Tale (1995)
  17. Familiar Remedy (1994)
  18. Shades of Familiar (1994)
  19. Thrice Familiar (1993)
  20. Too Familiar (1993)
  21. Fear Familiar (1990)

Other Harlequin Intrigue

  1. Babe in the Woods (2003)
  2. Rider in the Mist (2003)
  3. Deadly Currents (2002)
  4. Midnight Burning (2001)
  5. Texas Midnight (2000)
  6. Remember Me Cowboy (1998)
  7. Midnight Prey (1997)
  8. Christmas Kiss (1996)
  9. Cutting Edge (1994)
  10. Hoodwinked (1993)
  11. Fatal Ingredients (1992)
  12. Phantom Filly (1989)
  13. Measure of Deceit (1988)
  14. A Deadly Breed (1988)

As Lizzie Hart

  1. Shop Talk (1998)

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