Leslie Budewitz

Leslie  Budewitz

Leslie Budewitz's two cozy mystery series, the Spice Shop Mysteries, set in Seattle's Pike Place Market, and the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in NW Montana, combine her love of food, excellent mysteries, and the Northwest. Leslie has won three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel in 2013 for DEATH AL DENTE, the first Food Lovers' Village mystery; Best Nonfiction in 2011; and Best Short Story in 2018 for All God's Sparrows, her first work of historical fiction. Her work has also been nominated for Derringer, Anthony, and Macavity awards, and she has won or been nominated for them. She lives and cooks in NW Montana, where she is a past president of Sisters in Crime and a current board member of Mystery Writers of America.