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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy S. Wikarski  

Pen Name: NS Wikarski

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

The author earned her PhD from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Nancy Wikarski became a computer consultant and then turned to writing mysteries and alternative history fiction. Her short stories have appeared in ''Futures Magazine'' and ''DIME Anthology'', while her book reviews have been featured in ''Murder: Past Tense'' and ''Deadly Pleasures''. She has written the ''Gilded Age Mystery'' series set in 1890s Chicago. The series has received People's Choice Award nominations for best first novel and best historical. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime.

Published Works

    Gilded Age Mystery Series
  • The Fall Of White City, Northgate, 2002
  • Shrouded in Thought, Northgate, 2005Arkana Mysteries
  • The Granite Key, CreateSpace, 2011
  • The Mountain Mother Cipher, CreateSpace, 2011
  • The Dragon's Wing Enigma, CreateSpace, 2012
  • Riddle Of The Diamond Dove, CreateSpace, 2013
  • Into The Jaws Of The Lion, CreatesSpace, 2014

Selected Titles At Your Library

The fall of White City /
ISBN: 0972033505. OCLC Number:

Northgate Press,. Hayward, Wis. :. ©2002.

Shrouded in thought /
ISBN: 0972033513. OCLC Number:

Northgate Press,. Waukegan, IL :. 2005.

Speaking Engagements

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