Alex Matthews

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General Information

Name: Alex Matthews

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Born: 1940 in Portland, Oregon



Illinois Connection

Matthews lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alex Matthews grew up in Portland, Oregon. She taught English for a couple of years until her husband's career took them to the Chicago area. It was there that she began to indulge in her lifelong passion for writing. She first started working part time for a local newspaper. It was her journalistic success that gave her the courage to begin writing.

After her divorce, she became a psychotherapist to support her family. But, after her children were grown and she was happily married to her second husband, she found she was missing a new challenge. So, Alex started work on her first mystery Secret's Shadow.

Since then Matthews has written several books in a mystery series that features a fictional cat that is a character, not a pet. The central figure of the series is Cassidy McCabe, a psychotherapist/sleuth who solves mysteries out of her home in Oak Park. Matthews has received the Readers' Choice Best Series Character Award and the Cat Writers' Muse Medallion.

Published Works

  • Secret`s Shadow, Intrigue Press, 1996
  • Satan`s Silence, Intrigue Press, 1997
  • Vendetta`s Victim, Intrigue Press, 1998
  • Wanton`s Web, Intrigue Press, 1999
  • Cat`s Claw, Intrigue Press, 2000
  • Death`s Domain, Intrigue Press, 2001
  • Wedding`s Widow, Intrigue Press, 2003
  • Blood's Burden, 2006
  • Murder's Madness, 2008
  • Healer's Heresy, Veiled Intent Press, 2011

Titles at Your Library

Secret's Shadows

ISBN: 155686745X
Release Date: 1999-02

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Wanton's Web: The Fourth Cassidy McCabe Mystery (Cassidy McCabe Mysteries)

ISBN: 1890768340
Release Date: 2001-04-01

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Cat's Claw: The Fifth Cassidy McCabe Mystery (Cassidy McCabe Mysteries)

ISBN: 1890768359
Release Date: 2001-05-30

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Death's Domain: The Sixth Cassidy McCabe Mystery (Cassidy McCabe Mysteries)

ISBN: 1890768375
Release Date: 2001-09-28

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Murder's Madness (Cassidy McCabe Mystery)

ISBN: 0979475600
Release Date: 2008-04-13

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Healer's Heresy

ISBN: 0979475619
Release Date: 2011-04-01

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Literary Awards

Readers' Choice Best Series Character Award; Cat wrtiers' Muse Medallion; Wordweaving Award for excellence

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Alex Matthews on WorldCat


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