Mary Ellen Hughes
Mary Ellen Hughes is an American novelist of mystery novels. She writes the Pickled and Preserved Mysteries series. Mary was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is where she graduated from Alverno College with a Medical Technology degree. She spent years working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, leaving to start a family and begin a writing career. Mary lives with her husband Terence near Annapolis, Maryland.

Mary Ellen Hughes made her debut as an author in 2000 with the novel Resort to Murder. Below is a list of Mary Ellen Hughes’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Maggie Olenski Books


Resort to Murder(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taste of Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Craft Corner Books


Wreath of Deception(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
String of Lies(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paper-Thin Alibi(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pickled and Preserved Mysteries Books


The Pickled Piper(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
License to Dill(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scene of the Brine(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas


The Woman on the Train(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Mary Ellen Hughes Synopses: The Woman on the Train is a mystery short story by Mary Ellen Hughes. Martin’s life was not nearly as interesting as the crime fiction he read, until he decided to write his own mystery. He wrote during his his daily commute in a blue spiral notebook. Then an attractive, green-eyed woman struck up a conversation, and Martin’s story took a very sharp turn.

In Wreath of Deception by Mary Ellen Hughes, new widow Jo McAllister has set up Jo’s Craft Corner in a new small town. But when the clown she’s hired for opening day is murdered at the store, Jo realizes that no town is too small for secrets, scandal – even murder.


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