Mystery author who has published over 18 novels. In 1991, she won the Edgar Award for Best Novel for New Orleans Mourning.
She worked as a journalist for 16 years after graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1965.
She published P.I. On A Hot Tin Roof in 2005.
She was raised in Savannah, Georgia.
She was nominated for the 1991 Anthony Award, which was named after Anthony Boucher.