Mary Stanton also writes as Claudia Bishop. See these books at ClaudiaBishop.com
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    Mary Stanton On Mystery Writers Panel, May 1 At New York Public Library

    Politics and crime is an ancient tradition that never dies. Macbeth murdered his way to the throne, King David used political power to send his romantic obstacle into battle, and corrupt governors are still trying to sell public appointments. Whether the crime is committed for political purposes, covered up by political power or made possible by political position, crime and politics go together Our panel has written about bad behavior from small towns to the global stage to the long-ago and far-away. And it all looks familiar.

    Sisters In Crime Bookstore Event Next Saturday

    Claudia seated at table) celebrates the Sisters in Crime bookstore initiative with her friends in Florida. Photo by Howard Henderson.

    Claudia Bishop (seated at table) celebrates the Sisters in Crime bookstore initiative with her friends in Florida. Photo by Howard Henderson.

    Best-Selling Crime Fiction Author, Claudia Bishop, Is a Bookseller for a Day

    Claudia Bishop (aka Mary Stanton), best-selling author of the Hemlock Falls mystery series, and member of Sisters in Crime, an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction will work as a volunteer staffer at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of a Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day celebration.

    Angel Condemned Giveaway!

    Bookin’ with Bingo is giving away a copy of Angel Condemned. All you need to do is comment on her preview of my latest book. The contest ends January 12 — good luck!

    Latest Reviews

    Angel's Verdict: Fresh Fiction

    “A lively, fast-paced story that will thrill and chill readers…Stanton’s creative storytelling is flawless!”

    Angel's Verdict: Cozy Library

    “Brianna Winston-Beaufort is a singular mystery heroine. I’ve enjoyed this series from the start.”

    Angel's Verdict: Romantic Times

    “The latest Beaufort & Company mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike.”

    Avenging Angels: Vixen's Daily Reads

    “A great example of the paranormal mystery genre!”

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  2. The Beaufort and Company Mysteries
    1. Angel Condemned, the fifth Beaufort & Company Mystery
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    2. Angel Condemned

      The fifth novel in the Beaufort & Company Mystery series. In stores now!

      “The intrepid heroine deals with nasty demons, haughty nephilim and evil with aplomb as if that is an everyday occurrence. She anchors the whimsical paranormal tale with solid footing in two realms, but then again she has friends in high places.” — The Mystery Gazette

    1. Angel's Verdict by Mary Stanton
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    2. Angel's Verdict

      The fourth book in the acclaimed Beaufort and Company Mystery series — out now!

      “The latest Beaufort & Company mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike. Stanton has penned a tale that will keep the reader’s interest to the very end and even experienced mystery readers will say, ‘Didn’t see that coming!’ at critical points. Larger-than-life characters—human and temporal—infuse the story with humor and empathy.” — Romantic Times (4 stars)

    1. Avenging Angels
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    2. Avenging Angels

      “Stanton’s third Beaufort & Company mystery is a gem. It’s an original and thought-provoking concept, and Stanton’s imagination knows no bounds. Her characters — both dead and alive — are ones you want to spend time with and get to know better.” — Romantic Times (4-1/2 stars)

      The third book in the series! On sale now!

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    2. Angel's Advocate

      “Another fabulous entry in the paranormal Beaufort & Company series…a very enjoyable and fast paced novel that is filled with unconventional characters…definitely one of the top ten books of the year!”
      The Baryon Review of Books

    1. Defending Angels
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    2. Defending Angels

      “Intriguing and wholly different and original. I was hooked from page one. Defending Angels is at once charming, erudite and chilling. This book should give Mary Stanton the same kind of cult following usually reserved for Charlaine Harris!”
      — Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of The Molly Murphy Mysteries and Her Royal Spyness

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