Author of seven historical mysteries and two fantasy novels, Carrie Bebris is best known for her award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, which blends traditional mystery with humor, romance, suspense, and the supernatural.
Author of seven historical mysteries and two fantasy novels, Carrie Bebris is best known for her award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, which blends Agatha Christie-style mystery with humor, romance, suspense, and supernatural twists reminiscent of 18th-century gothic novels. Carrie began her career in publishing after previous roles as a journalist and college English teacher.
As an editor for fantasy publisher TSR, Inc., she developed supplements for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game before striking out on her own as a freelancer. She wrote two fantasy novels, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001) and Shadowborn (1998, with William W. Connors), before making her mystery debut in 2004 with Pride and Prescience. The novel made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list and was named one of the five best mysteries of the year by Library Journal. Successive Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mysteries have earned starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly. North by Northanger won the Daphne du Maurier Award, which honors excellence in romantic suspense, and a Reviewers Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine for Best Historical Mystery of 2006. The Deception at Lyme was chosen by the City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin for its 2013 Community Read.
Carrie's newest release, The Suspicion at Sanditon, takes readers to the fictional village of Sanditon, the setting of Jane Austen's final, unfinished work. There, thirteen guests gather at the home of Lady Denham on a dark and stormy night but their hostess never appears. Then the guests begin to vanish one by one. . . . Reviewers praise Carrie for capturing the spirit and historical details of the Regency era; in the name of research, she has engaged in experiences that range from dancing at period balls to exploring the hold of an 18th-century warship and firing a dueling pistol.
Also a journalist and editor, Carrie holds a master's degree in English. She speaks nationally about social history, writing, and publishing. She has served on the faculty of the Antioch Writers Workshop and regularly presents workshops and seminars at venues ranging from the Gen Con Writers Symposium and James Thurber House, to libraries, schools, and organizations. She is currently working on her next novel.