Judy Clemens

Judy Clemens' books in several mystery genres include the Agatha- and Anthony-nominated Stella Crown Mysteries. Her most recent book is Beyond the Grave (Poisoned Pen Press, 2018), the fifth in the Grim Reaper Mystery Series. She also wrote the standalone Lost Sons (Herald Press 2008), as well as the Agatha- and Anthony-nominated YA thriller Tag, You’re Dead (Poisoned Pen Press, 2016), which was published under the pen name J.C. Lane and translated into Turkish (Bilgi, 2018).

She is a playwright and essayist, with short stories in multiple publications, including Bound by Mystery (Poisoned Pen Press, 2017). She is a past-president and active member of Sisters in Crime, whose mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.” She is also an active member of Mystery Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Ms. Clemens has a degree in theater and has worked as an Equity stage manager, mostly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She now lives in a century-old farmhouse in rural Ohio, where she bakes, goes for runs, and attends many soccer games. She enjoys reading, vacationing in Wildwood, New Jersey, attending Grace Mennonite Church, and spending time with her family.

Book Reviews by Judy Clemens

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“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”

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“Pandian paints a lovely picture of relationships throughout the book’s mystery of greed and violence.”

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“Teens who are feeling out of place, struggling to find their place in a new school, wondering where they want to go to college, or dealing with dating issues should find the book both fun

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“the story is one of love, trust, and risk—all three of which must be found in order to make life work in all its messiness.

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“This book is a study, a narrative, a poem of what life means when you have to deal with the guilt and the pain of being a survivor. . .