Andrea,who  writes cozies as Andrea Kress, and police procedurals as Andrea Ibáñez,is an anthropologist trained at Syracuse University and Duke University and retired from a career as a public administrator at the City of Tucson.

She spent many summers in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts which was the inspiration for the cozy settings of MURDER AT HIGHFIELDSTHE GIRL ON THE DOORSTEP and the upcoming CHRISTMAS RECIPE FOR MURDER. 

Her time living in North Carolina inspired the police procedural series DEADLY set in three distinct areas of that state: DEADLY WOODS in the Piedmont, DEADLY DUNES at the coast, DEADLY MOUNTAINS in the Appalachians and DEADLY DIG in the Piedmont.

Some of the locations are real but many are not — hey, it’s fiction!

“Romance in the Desert Southwest,” a stand-alone political satire about love, lust  politics, and water resources in the Southwest is also available.


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