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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edith Skom  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

-- Edith Skom on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Edith lives in Winnetka.

Biographical and Professional Information

Skom is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer Emeritus for the Writing Program at Northwestern University. She writes mysteries featuring English professor Beth Austin. Her book, ''The Mark Twain Murders'' was nominated for an Agatha, an Anthony, and a Macavity award.

Published Works

  • The George Elliott Murders, Dell, 1996
  • The Charles Dickens Murders, Dell, 1999
  • The Mark Twain Murders, Econo-Clad Books, 2001

Selected Titles At Your Library

The George Eliot murders /
ISBN: 044021775X. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. [1996], ©1995.

It is not much of a Hawaiian holiday for professor Beth Austin of Chicago. First a dress designer falls to her death, next the tennis coach is murdered on the hotel's jogging trail, then an advertising executive has his throat cut. Beth turns sleuth to catch the killer. By the author of The Mark Twain Murders.

The Charles Dickens murders /
ISBN: 0440217768. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. ©1999.



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