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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Jacqueline Fiedler  

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Fiedler lives in River Ridge, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fielder writes the Caroline Canfield mystery series set in the Midwest and featuring a wildlife artist with an eye for crime. She is a professional artist with a strong interest in animals and nature. She has an independent graphic design illustration studio in Chicago.


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Titles At Your Library

Tiger's Palette (Caroline Canfield Mysteries)
ISBN: 0671015591

Pocket. 1998

A zoo full of cagey creatures and sketchy clues... With a habit of looking everywhere except where she's going, thirty-one-year-old wildlife artist Caroline Canfield knows one thing for sure: accidents have a way of finding her. So after her free-spirited mentor, Anthony Chirico, plunges to his suspicious death from a scaffold, Caroline initially turns down the chance to finish his jungle mural at the Fox Valley Zoo. Aware of Tony's penchant for leaving hidden messages in his work, Caroline starts to wonder if his fall was no accident -- and when she finds Tony's assistant with a knife in his throat, she gets the point that someone desperately wants to keep the zoo's new exhibit from opening. Spurred by her desire to know the truth and uncover the secrets of the mural, Caroline reluctantly accepts the Fox Valley Zoo commission. But working at the zoo isn't a walk in the park -- animals are being threatened and "accidents" start happening with alarming frequency. If Caroline doesn't put the pieces of the puzzle together soon, she may never get out of this jungle alive.

Sketches with Wolves (Caroline Canfield Mysteries)
ISBN: 0671015605

Pocket. 2001

Heading to Wolf Prairie to observe wolves in their natural habitat, wildlife artist and amateur sleuth Caroline Canfield stumbles upon a human corpse, the apparent victim of a wolf attack, and, stranded by a fierce blizzard sets out to unmask a murderer before she herself becomes a victim. Original.


Awards

-- Tiger's Palette - nominated for Agatha, the Anthony, and the Macavity for the Best First Mystery.