Laura Alden is an American author of cozy mystery novels. She writes the Beth Kennedy series. She also writes as Laurie Cass. Having grown up in Michigan, Laura graduated from Eastern Michigan University in the 80’s with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. She has lived in the Midwest for all of her life (except for one year in Connecticut). When she isn’t writing, Laura may be working at her day job, reading, singing in the church choir, or skiing.

Laura Alden made her debut as a novelist in 2010 with the novel Murder at the PTA. Below is a list of Laura Alden’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Beth Kennedy Books

Murder at the PTA (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foul Play at the PTA (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plotting at the PTA (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Curse of the PTA (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poison at the PTA (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Children's Books

Saying I'm Sorry (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When? (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Read About God's Care (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Learning About Unicorns (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Still More Knock-Knocks, Limericks, and Other Silly Sayings (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dinosaur Jokes (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Learning About Mummies (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Circle The Year With Holidays Books

Halloween Safety (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kwanzaa (By: Lydia Halverson,Janet Riehecky) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thanksgiving (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Patrick's Day (By: Janet Riehecky) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Presidents' Day (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Something for Mother (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Father's Day (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Japanese Boys' Festival (By: Krystyna Stasiak,Janet Riehecky) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cinco De Mayo (By: Janet Riehecky) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Read Around Alphabet Town Books

Cat's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Goat's Adventure in Alphabet Town (By: Janet McDonnell,Jane Belk Moncure) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Walrus's Adventure in Alphabet Town (By: Janet Riehecky) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elfin's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Little Lady's Adventure in Alphabet Town (By: Janet Riehecky) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightingale's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Owl's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Squirrel's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Umpire's Adventure in Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Penguin's Adventure In Alphabet Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack and Jill's Adventure in Alphabet Town (By: Jane Belk Moncure,Janet Riehecky) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookmobile Cat Mysteries Books

(as Laurie Cass)

Lending a Paw (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tailing a Tabby (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Borrowed Crime (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pouncing on Murder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cat with a Clue (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wrong Side of the Paw (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Booking the Crook (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gone with the Whisker (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Checking Out Crime (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crime That Binds (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Troubling Tail (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Victoria Square Mystery Books

A Crafty Killing (By: Lorraine Bartlett) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Walled Flower (By: Lorraine Bartlett) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Hot Murder (By: Lorraine Bartlett) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead, Bath, and Beyond (As: Laurie Cass, With: Lorraine Bartlett) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Yule Be Dead (By: Lorraine Bartlett,Gayle Leeson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder Ink (By: Lorraine Bartlett,Gayle Leeson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Murderous Misconception (By: Lorraine Bartlett,Gayle Leeson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Man's Hand (By: Lorraine Bartlett,Gayle Leeson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Lethal Lake Effect (By: Lorraine Bartlett) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Laura Alden Books, You’ll Love…

Laura Alden Synopses: Murder at the PTA is the first Beth Kennedy book by Laura Alden. After Tarver Elementary School’s not-too-popular principal is murdered, PTA secretary and mother of two Beth Kennedy puts aside bake sales and class trip fund-raisers to catch a killer. And when members of the PTA become suspects, she comes to realize that solving this murder will not be an easy assignment…

In Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden (book 2 of the series), PTA meetings at Tarver Elementary School can get tense. But after parent Sam Helmstetter is strangled in his car following a meeting, mom and PTA secretary Beth Kennedy and her best friend Marina fear that one amongst them may be a murderer…

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