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Eileen Haavik McIntire--that's me, folks--writes the 90s Club cozy mystery series featuring the 90-year-olds at Whisperwood Retirement Village who turn up clues like tricks in a bridge game to catch the culprits. I also write an historical mystery series drawing on Florida and art history. I was born in Florida. Florida history books often include the story of a young woman captured by Barbary pirates, sold to the vizier of the king of Morocco, has two children, and escapes in a palace coup. Her grandson became the first senator from Florida. I was fascinated by that story and it became the inspiration for my first novel, Shadow of the Rock.

 

I travel for research and have ridden a camel in the Moroccan Sahara, fished for piranhas on the Amazon, sailed in a felucca on the Nile, and lived for three years on a motorsailer, exploring the coast from Annapolis to Key West.

 

I am president of the Maryland Writers’ Association and an enthusiastic member of Sisters in Crime. My husband, Dr. Roger McIntire, is an award-winning author of books for parents. We live in Columbia, MD, with our little dog José.

My latest books...

The 90s Club & the Secret of the Old Clock

Nancy seeks the secret of an antique clock as she and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village discover swindlers are targeting the residents. The swindlers know too much to be strangers. The 90s Club pursues a killer and the con men, but the killer is no fool and attacks first. This time, the killer swears, Nancy will not escape.

In Rembrandt's Shadow

It's 1616 in the Spanish Netherlands. Saul Levi Morteira rescues a family from the Inquisition and takes them to tolerant, eqalitarian Amsterdam.  The family recoups its fortune and commissions  Rembrandt to paint a portrait of their rescuer.

Four centuries later, Sara and Josh dig up the painting, hidden during the Holocaust and seek to find the rightful owner.  Dodging impossible odds, Sara and Josh dodge thieves and a murderer to fulfill a promise made sixty years before.