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General Information

Name:  Julie Hyzy  

Pen Name: NC Hyzy, SF Hyzy

Genre: Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1959 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Blog -- http://juliehyzy.blogspot.com/
-- Website -- http://www.julieahyzy.com
-- Julie Hyzy on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julie+hyzy

E-Mail: -- sitcom@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Hyzy was born in Chicago and lives in Tinley Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julie Hyzy is the national bestselling author of the ''Alex St. James Mysteries'', ''White House Chef Mysteries'' and the ''Manor House Mysteries.'' The ''Alex St. James Mysteries'' feature sleuth Alex St James, news researcher. Her ''White House Chef Mysteries'' series combines mystery and adventure in the sub genre 'culinary mysteries' and feature Olivia Paras, assistant chef at the White house. The ''Manor House Mysteries'', features amateur sleuth Grace Wheaton, curator of palatial Marshfield Manor.Hyzy has also written several ebooks - some under her own name and others under the pen names NC Hyzy and SF Hyzy. They include: Mystery Short Stories, Volume 1; Science Fiction Short Stories, Volume 1; Short Story Collection, Volume 1; Playing With Matches; Dead Ringer; Deadly Interest; Deadly Blessings; and Artistic License.


Awards

State of the Onion


-- Barry Award for Best Paperback Original, 2009
-- Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original, 2009

Grace Under Pressure


-- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly She's also won the Anthony, Barry, Derringer, and Lovey Awards for her novels and short stories.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Affairs of steak
ISBN: 9781471327827. OCLC Number: 824726287

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White House chef Olivia Paras and her arch nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, must work together to solve the double murder of one of the First Lady's assistants and the Chief of Staff - before they become the next victims of a merciless assassin with a secret agenda.

Affairs of steak /
ISBN: 0425245837. OCLC Number: 712117018

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

White House chef Olivia Paras and her arch nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, must work together to solve the double murder of one of the First Lady's assistants and the Chief of Staff--before they become the next victims of a merciless assassin with a secret agenda.

All the president's menus
ISBN: 9780425262399. OCLC Number: 881206252

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When a tour of the White House kitchen by a group of foreign chefs ends in murder, executive chef Olivia Paras makes sleuthing the special of the day. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu.

Buffalo west wing
ISBN: 9781445837352. OCLC Number: 697808325

Wheeler Pub.,. .

No way is White House Executive Chef Olivia Paras handing over a suspicious box of barbecue chicken wings to Abigail and Josh Hyden, children of the country's new commander in chief and her new boss, with no clue as to who provided the culinary gift. With the First Lady giving her the cold shoulder for her decision and the family's personal chef being brought in, Ollie starts to fear for her job. But then it turns out that the chicken was poisoned ...

Buffalo West Wing /
ISBN: 0425239233. OCLC Number: 610849202

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

When a mysterious box of barbecued chicken arrives for the First Kids, White House executive chef Olivia Paras discovers that the chicken is poisoned and fears that the new president and his family are being targeted by a madman.

Deadly blessings
ISBN: 9781310437816. OCLC Number: 1043669718

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It's not often Alex St. James has a story this tantalizing fall into her lap, only to have it snatched away again. As news researcher at Midwest Focus Television in Chicago, she'd been set to interview a young Polish immigrant woman, pregnant by a Catholic priest. When the woman is found murdered, and Alex tries to investigate, her boss abruptly reassigns her to a fluff piece, so he can give the hot murder story to the station owner's nephew. But anyone who knows Alex also knows that like Fate, she'll find a way. Acting without authority and without assistance, she continues to investigate, making some very powerful people in the Chicago Archdiocese uneasy. Suddenly Alex finds herself in the middle of a plot so sinister and far reaching, that the very next thing she might hear are her own Last Rites.

Deadly blessings /
ISBN: 1594142904. OCLC Number: 57750340

Five Star,. .

Deadly interest :
ISBN: 159414494X. OCLC Number: 68965705

Five Star,. .

Reeling from a public humiliation by her former lover, Alex St. James returns home to find that her elderly neighbor who'd earlier that evening asked Alex for her help with a sticky financial situation has been murdered. Alex discovers that the spunky old lady had been secretly looking into her bank's lending practices. Drawn into the investigation, Alex uses her connections at Midwest Focus News Magazine to help the police find the killer but before long, finds herself being stalked by a vicious ex con. Added to the mix is the victim's estranged son, a volatile man with a gambling problem, who's desperate to grab his inheritance. Even after suffering a brutal attack, Alex refuses to back off, and she subsequently uncovers a shocking secret that had been buried long ago. Alex is juggling several personal issues as well; one concerning her handicapped sister, and another involving two attractive men, one of who may have the power t mend Alex's bruised ego. Determined to untangle the web of duplicity spun by those around her, Alex is soon poised to expose the truth. That is, until she finds herself alone with the killer, a formidable foe with a Deadly Interest in her future.

Eggsecutive orders
ISBN: 9781410426031. OCLC Number: 502453926

Wheeler Pub.,. .

What's worse than a guest not liking your food? A guest dropping dead from it. When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies after eating dinner at the White House, the Secret Service is scrutinizing Chef Olivia Paras and her staff and picking apart her kitchen. The timing couldn't be worse. With her family visiting, and the White House's big Easter celebration to prepare for, Ollie has no choice but to find the real culprit - before she cracks under pressure.

Eggsecutive orders /
ISBN: 0425232034. OCLC Number: 426801820

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

"With the White House's big Easter celebration--along with a visit from her family--right around the corner, Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket. Add the death of a government official and she's starting to feel more like a basket case ... What's worse than a guest not liking your food? A guest dropping dead from it. When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Ollie's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now, the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen, and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The timing couldn't be worse. Ollie's mother and grandmother are visiting--only to find her embroiled in a media frenzy. How's she supposed to prep for the White House Easter Egg Roll without access to her kitchen? Now, Ollie has no choice but to find the real culprit--before she cracks under pressure ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Fonduing fathers
ISBN: 1322792097. OCLC Number: 934817268

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

Fonduing fathers /
ISBN: 0425251810. OCLC Number: 795166783

Berkley Publishing Group,. .

"Olivia has always believed that her father was an honorable man--until a trip to visit her mother reveals that he was dishonorably discharged from the army. Olivia is even more shocked to learn that he was brutally murdered because someone at his company suspected him of selling corporate secrets. Refusing to believe that her father was a scoundrel, Olivia won't rest until she proves his innocence. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Gav, Olivia must reach out to her father's colleagues to discover the truth behind his murder. What she's about to discover may not only put her at risk, but threaten national security as well ..."--Back cover.

Foreign éclairs
ISBN: 9781410495587. OCLC Number: 960166713

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Things are about to really heat up for Ollie. News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won't leave her side, fearing she is now a target. When a White House staff member is murdered, officials rush to action over a possible security breach. It may be time for Ollie to trade in her apron for a bullet-proof vest as she becomes part of a bold strategy to make sure this terrorist gets his just desserts ...--Amazon.com.

Grace against the clock
ISBN: 9781628998023. OCLC Number: 920966818

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When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event to raise funds to restore the town clock, Grace Wheaton, the museum's curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand--until one of the organizers is poisoned. Now, she's in a race to catch a murderer and to prevent anyone else from getting hurt--

Grace against the clock /
ISBN: 0425259676. OCLC Number: 866617727

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"When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the museum's curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand--until a killer makes an unwanted donation. With the town clock in desperate need of repair, local lawyer Joyce Swedburg and her ex-husband, Dr. Leland Keay, are trying to put aside their differences to organize a benefit at Marshfield Manor to raise money for restoration of the beautiful timepiece. While Grace appreciates the opportunity to support such a good cause, the tension between the unhappy exes is giving her the urge to put both of the organizers in time-out. But after Leland collapses onstage, poisoned during the festivities, Grace suspects there was more going on behind the scenes. Now, she's in a race to catch a ticked-off murderer, and, if she's going to prevent anyone else from getting hurt, every second will count"--Back cover.

Grace among thieves /
ISBN: 042525139X. OCLC Number: 761845908

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

When Grace Wheaton's former professor calls to warn her of a rash of thefts at various historical sites, she isn't surprised, because Marshfield Manor has been targeted, too. Grace wonders if the thefts have something to do with a film crew roaming the grounds, digitally immortalizing the manor. But soon she gets distracted by an incident much more dire: the shooting of one guest and the murder of another.

Grace cries uncle
ISBN: 1683240081. OCLC Number: 942885489

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When Bennett Marshfield reveals he's in mind to acquire a secret antique and a mysterious FBI agent turns up dead, Grace can't help but wonder if her estranged sister Liza is at the center of it all--

Grace interrupted
ISBN: 9781628994414. OCLC Number: 893721660

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Grace investigates the murder of a Civil War re-enactor and also rescues a stray cat on the grounds of Marshfield Manor--

Grace interrupted /
ISBN: 0425241904. OCLC Number: 679929955

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

Grace investigates the murder of a Civil War re-enactor and also rescues a stray cat on the grounds of Marshfield Manor.

Grace sees red
ISBN: 9781683241775. OCLC Number: 956379680

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When one of the elderly residents at an upscale assisted-living facility is found dead under suspicious circumstances and Grace's assistant Frances, seen arguing with the man earlier that day, becomes a person of interest, it's up to Grace to clear her assistant's name and find the real killer--

Grace takes off /
ISBN: 0425259668. OCLC Number: 806013462

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

A trip to Italy's Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, until her boss becomes the target of a murderer.

Grace takes off :
ISBN: 9781628996975. OCLC Number: 910475731

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A trip to Italy's Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, until her boss becomes the target of a murderer--

Grace to the finish
ISBN: 9780425281635. OCLC Number: 960286828

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Now that Grace Wheaton has officially been named heir to Bennett Marshfield's fortune, her usually busy schedule has become a juggling act. In addition to her duties at Marshfield Manor, she's bankrolling her roommates' refurbished wine shop. Grace is excited to check out the rustic space with Bruce and Scott. but that excitement turns to dismay when they stumble upon the body of the banker involved with the sale.--Back cover.

Grace under pressure /
ISBN: 0425235211. OCLC Number: 462899374

Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group (USA),. .

"Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to a new curator Grace Wheaton and handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect dear old Marshfield. But to do this, they'll have to investigate a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets--and sour grapes out for revenge"--Publisher's web site.

Grace Under Pressure :
ISBN: 1602859450. OCLC Number: 670238176

Center Point Pub.,. .

Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, and letters are coming in daily from those claiming to be poor relations. The elderly reclusive heir to the manor trusts no one but his aged curator, Abe. But when Abe is killed in a case of mistaken identity, things change dramatically. Shaken by murder, Grace Wheaton, lover of history and mystery, steps up to the challenge of assuming Abe's responsibilities. But now some of the letters arriving for Bennett have taken a nasty turn, demanding millions, or else. When an uninvited stalker shows up at the manor and then at Grace's home, she tries to get to the bottom of the strange events in order to protect Bennett and Marshfield Manor. She must unravel a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets, and sour grapes out for revenge.--From book jacket.

Hail to the chef
ISBN: 9781597229012. OCLC Number: 268957409

Wheeler Pub.,. .

White House executive chef Ollie Paras has a lot on her plate, what with holiday meals to map out, the First Lady's matchmaking plans to deflect, safety classes to take, and terrorist plots to avoid. Oh, and a senator's assistant has been begging Ollie to rig the countrywide gingerbread-man-decorating contest in favor of the senator's kids. Then a cautious, kindly electrican is electrocuted, and the First Lady's nephew dies in an apparent suicide. Ollie suspects there's something going on that's fishier than shrimp cocktail.

Hail to the chef /
ISBN: 0425224996. OCLC Number: 227929670

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White House executive chef Ollie Paras has to put her own interests on the back burner when a kindly electrician is electrocuted to death, and the First Ladys nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects something fishy is going on. Shell have to watch her backand find a killer unlikely to be pardoned.

Home of the braised
ISBN: 1322810044. OCLC Number: 934813433

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Home of the braised /
ISBN: 0425262383. OCLC Number: 866849366

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Preparing for an important state dinner, White House executive chef Olivia Paras discovers that the President's life is in danger, while her fiancé discovers that his friend's murder is linked to the recent death of the secretary of defense.

State of the onion
ISBN: 9781405645218. OCLC Number: 297802406

Camden,. .

State of the onion /
ISBN: 0425218694. OCLC Number: 176917687

Berkley Pub. Group,. .

The highly trained Secret Service agents couldn't do it. The snipers swarming the White House grounds were no help. Only Ollie Paras was able to stop the intruder hitting him with a frying pan. She'd like to wash her hands of the whole thing, but after she witness a murder, there's no going back. Ollie's Secret Service boyfriend warns her that the killer is a world class assassin. And Ollie's the only person alive who can recognize him. Still, guilt propels her to investigate even if it means putting herself and her relationship in hot water.