BETTY JEAN CRAIGE
Scholarly books, Nonfiction, Cozy Murder Mysteries
Betty Jean Craige is University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with Cosmo, a very talkative African Grey Parrot.
Betty Jean is a teacher, scholar, translator (of Spanish poetry), humorist, newspaper columnist, and novelist. She has published seventeen academic books in the fields of literature, art, and the history of ideas, including the biography Eugene Odum: Ecosystem Ecologist and Environmentalist. She produced the documentary Alvar: His Vision and His Art.
Her non-academic books include Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot; the thriller Aldo; and the four Witherston murder mysteries Downstream, Fairfield’s Auction, Dam Witherston, and Saxxons in Witherston, all published by Black Opal Books. Witherston is a small town she imagined in the beautiful north Georgia mountains where the mysteries of the past float into the present.
Fairfield’s Auction won First Place in the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards in Mystery and Mayhem. Dam Witherston was named Winner of the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery, Honorable Mention in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Mystery, and Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 Independent Press Awards in Mystery. Aldo won Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery and Second Place in the 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in both Mystery and Science Fiction. Saxxons in Witherston received a 5-star review from Readers' Favorite.
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