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General Information

Name:  Honora Finkelstein  

Pen Name: None



-- Honora Finkelstein on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Honora has worked in Cook County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Honora Finkelstein has been an intelligence officer with the U. S. Navy, a college professor, and a prize-winning newspaper editor for ARCOM newspapers in Northern Virginia. She has published over 140 articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals and has taught writing and self-development workshops across the United States and Canada. She is a part-time editor with EEI Communications in Alexandria, Virginia, and has worked for such companies as the Public Policy Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Cook County Law Enforcement Agency, the World Bank, and the American Institute of Architects. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the International Women's Writing Guild; she was a workshop director for the latter organization for 15 years. She has also been a contributing editor and columnist for Pathways magazine in Washington, D.C. for 12 years. She has a Ph.D. in English and currently teaches Western culture and literature at the University of Southern Indiana as an adjunct associate professor.

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Titles At Your Library

The Reporter Who Died Probing
ISBN: 1591332591

Hilliard & Harris. 2009

What do Wiccan exotic dancers, bomb threats, burning buildings, a Gullah conjure woman, ghosts, shape-shifters, and pirates have in common? They're all a part of psychic detective Ariel Quigley's efforts in The Reporter Who Died Probing to have a quiet winter holiday with her police sergeant boyfriend, Greg Mason, until she finds herself involved in the murders of some Washington, D.C. news reporters. The couple hope for a respite from the holiday mayhem by going on vacation to Edisto Island, South Carolina for a New Year's break. But their longed-for peaceful beach vacation involves them with pirates, more ghosts, and a Gullah practitioner of magic, and it culminates with a sinister threat on the high seas.

The Chef Who Died Sautéing
ISBN: 1591331609

Hilliard & Harris. 2006

The Chef Who Died Sautéing is the first mystery in a series featuring Ariel Quigley, a young English professor who is also an Army veteran, a poet, and a psychic detective who reads Tarot cards and talks to ghosts. Ariel moves in with her friend Bernice Wise, a psychotherapist with a large Colonial house in Alexandria, Virginia, college-age twins-and a resident ghost from the pre-Civil War era, who may have been murdered. When the chef at a nearby French restaurant dies mysteriously, Ariel believes he was murdered and finds herself pursing a killer who is just getting started.

A Killer Cookbook Volume # 3: Holidy Recipes to Accompany The Reporter Who Died Probing
ISBN: 1591332605

Hilliard & Harris. 2009

Holiday Recipes to accompany the mystery novel, The Reporter Who Died Probing.

A Killer Cookbook #2 Recipes to Accompany the Lawyer Who Died Trying
ISBN: 1591331951

Hilliard & Harris. 2010

Honora Finkelstein & Susan Smily Honora Finkelstein has been a U. S. Navy intelligence officer, college professor, small-press publisher, prize-winning newspaper editor, television producer, workshop leader across the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe, and talk show host (otherwise known as an "agent provocateur"). Like Ariel Quigley, she reads Tarot cards and sometimes talks to ghosts. Susan Smily taught elementary school for 25 years, acquiring a gray hair for every student she taught. An author, publisher, and workshop leader, she was once the Science Teacher of the Year (cover girl) for the Boreal Science Supply Catalogue and as a result had coffee stains on her face in every high school in Canada. Finkelstein & Smily's first book, THE CHEF WHO DIED SAUTEING, won the 2007 Lovey Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Agatha for Best First Novel by the Malice Domestic XIX Mystery Convention in 2007.

Magicians: A Novel of Transformation and Co-Creation
ISBN: 1885776004

Sunweavers Inc. 1994

Honora Finkelstein

A Killer Cookbook #1 Recipes to Accompany The Chef Who Died Sauteing
ISBN: 1591331927

Hilliard & Harris. 2010

Mystey Cookbook THE CHEF WHO DIED SAUTÉING brought a young English instructor who talks to ghosts and has precognitive dreams together with both a murder to be solved and a lot of food! Now readers who found a desire to snack at every new turn of the plot can sample some of the many delicacies described in the novel for themselves. Seven of the nine cooks mentioned in the book share over 30 recipes with you for your cooking delight! Bernice - Peanut Soup and New England Apple Slump Chef Daniel - Dinner at The Riviera Café Bernice - Weekend Breakfasts Uncle Jimmy, Clarice & John - A 10-Course Chinese Banquet Bibi - A Birthday Party at the Farm Bernice - A Hurricane Party Uncle Jimmy - A Dim Sum Brunch Clarice - Oyster Stew

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