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Name:  Sandra Principe  

Pen Name: None

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Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: Wisconsin


-- Website -- http://www.sandraprincipe.com
-- Sandra Principe on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sandra+principe


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Titles At Your Library

Murder in Galena: A Karen Prince Mystery
ISBN: 1410753603

Authorhouse. 2003

Karen Prince, once a Chicago lawyer, now lives and paints in the rolling countryside outside Galena. Her peaceful existence is turned upside down when her best friend and country neighbor, Alice Almonte, is accused of murdering her millionaire "ex" George. Karen rushes to Alice's rescue, tracking down George's killer, risking both their lives along the way. Motives and opportunity abound as Karen uncovers family feuds, greed, blackmail and adultery. Juggling the investigation with her New York gallery, her boyfriend in Chicago and her life in the country is no small challenge. An expert in Dutch Florals, Karen unlocks the secret of the painting, Butterfly Bouquet. The plot twists and turns, taking you from Galena to Chicago and back again, in hot pursuit of George's murderer. Vivid descriptions of place make this an intriguing armchair adventure.

Murder on the Mississippi
ISBN: 097679540X

Sandra Principe. 2005

A new series mystery featuring Karen Prince, artist turned sleuth. Karen Prince has left her Chicago law practice to live and paint in the Galena countryside. Then an exciting evening cruise on the Mississippi River turns deadly when a guest goes overboard - literally! Not one to stay on the sidelines when her friends are in jeopardy, Karen quickly learns that all is not as it seems in Galena. Beneath the placid surface of this quiet tourist town, Karen uncovers art thefts, forgeries, blackmail and murder. Karen's investigation takes the reader through historic Galena, to Karen's college town of Madison and to the sun-drenched shores of Hawaii. Whether exploring an abandoned lead mine, searching the Mississippi River with the Coast Guard, or traveling in her Boxster hunting for clues, Karen is a woman of action. Her story is sure to delight and entertain. A thrilling mystery, chock-full of fascinating, vivid descriptions of Galena and the places Karen visits in her quest to restore order to her charming, adopted hometown.

Murder at Galena Stables
ISBN: 0976795426

Sandra Principe. 2007

Third mystery in the Galena Mystery series with Karen Prince. Karen Prince has left her Chicago law practice to live and paint in the Galena countryside. Then a beautiful 4th of July day with her boyfriend Ken turns deadly! Ken's friend is killed and Karen is in hot pursuit of the killer. Along the way Karen learns about the exciting world of the Hunter and Jumper Horse Show Circuit, Midwest Indian artifacts, and winemaking at a Galena winery. Karen's investigations take the reader through historic Galena, to the stunning Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and back again. Traveling in her Boxster convertible hunting for clues, Karen is a woman of action. Her story is sure to delight and entertain.


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