Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. She holds a BA in Theatre, an MA in Library Science, and a second MA in Liberal Studies. Victoria has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. This is her first Blue Ridge Library mystery.