Nancy Pickard
Nancy Pickard is an American author of crime fiction and mystery novels. She writes the Jenny Cain series. As of this writing, Nancy is the only author to win the Macavity Award (five times), Agatha Award (four times), Anthony Award and Shamus Award. Nancy earned her journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

Nancy Pickard made her debut as a published novelist in 1984 with the novel Generous Death, which began her Jenny Cain series. Below is a list of Nancy Pickard’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Jenny Cain Books


Generous Death(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Say No to Murder(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Body(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marriage is Murder(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Crazy(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bum Steer(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I.O.U.(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
But I Wouldn't Want to Die There(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Confession(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twilight(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eugenia Potter Books


The 27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Corn Murders(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Ingredient Murders(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Marie Lightfoot Books


The Whole Truth(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Truth(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Truth Hurts(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Naked Came the Phoenix(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virgin of Small Plains(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Rain and Lightning(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Tales of Obsession: Mystery Stories of Fatal Attractions and Deadly Desires(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, They Wrote(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Warnings(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Malice Domestic 3(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Lady Murders(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mom, Apple Pie, and Murder(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Seven Steps on the Writer's Path: The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Eugenia Potter novels are based on the characters created by Virginia Rich. Naked Came the Phoenix is a serial novel, written with several other authors. The collection Tales of Obsession also has stories by Joan Hess, Patricia Highsmith, Evan Hunter, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell and Lawrence Treat. Murder, They Wrote also includes stories by Mary Daheim, Jane Dentinger, Marjorie Eccles, Sally Gunning, Jean Hager, Ellen Hart, Kate Kingsbury, Janet Laurence and Marlys Millhiser. The non-fiction book Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path: The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment was co-authored with Lynn Lott.

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Nancy Pickard Synopsis: In The 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders by Nancy Pickard & Virginia Rich, Eugenia Potter’s dinner guest has been poisoned after eating Eugenia’s 27-ingredient chili. Now, she must find out who did it before someone else ends up poisoned.

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