Meet Beth Solheim, Author of the Sadie Witt Mysteries

I’d like to welcome my fellow Sister in Crime Beth Solheim. Like the main character in her Sadie Witt mystery series, Beth was born with a healthy dose of imagination and a hankering to solve a puzzle. She learned her reverence for reading from her mother, who was never without a book in her hand.

By day, Beth works in Human Resources. By night, she morphs into a writer who frequents lake resorts and mortuaries and hosts a ghost or two in her humorous paranormal mysteries. Raised and still living in Northern Minnesota, Beth resides in lake country with her husband and a menagerie of wildlife critters. She and her husband are blessed with two grown children and two grandsons.

I’m pleased to announce that Beth is my first guest author to share what her character was doing 25 Years Ago Today. Tell us, Beth, what was Sadie Witt doing 25 years ago?

BETH: In 1984, my character, Sadie Witt, owner of the Witt’s End Resort, greeted yet another guest to Cabin 14. A dead guest, that is. And this guest has a big issue to solve before he can cross back over. This guest unsuspectingly witnessed the 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, notorious Teamster leader with alleged mob connections, and Sadie must help him prove the disappearance. If information is revealed using the dead guest’s name, his family will be in peril.

To add to Sadie’s tribulations, a second dead guest arrives who has an equally taxing predicament to solve before she can make her final death decision. At odds with Sadie for years, this woman must now depend on an unorthodox death coach to help her uncover a clue in her husband’s warehouse of stolen merchandise. A clue that will free her grandson from the clutches of kidnappers who hold him ransom.

Sadie’s an eccentric, fun-loving resort proprietor who sees the dead. She’s not thrilled with her death coach responsibilities, especially when she has to help her guests solve crimes. Unfortunately, the steady stream of guests from the mortuary next door never ends. And, don’t let Sadie hear you say she’s fashion challenged. Mini skirts, halter tops, spiked hairdos and an asp tattoo are the norm for this spunky sleuth, who is a complete contrast to her prissy twin sister, Jane.

To find out more about Beth Solheim and her character Sadie Witt, visit Beth’s web site.

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  1. Darcia Helle says

    Another book to add to my to-read list! Beth, At Witt’s End sounds like a great read. I’m looking forward to getting lost in your characters’ world.

    Stacy, thanks for introducing us to yet another wonderful author!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Darcia. I’m looking forward to reading Beth’s book also, and to having your Miami Snow character Nick Donovan share a 25 Years Ago Today moment with us next Monday!

  2. Kaye George says

    What a fun idea for a blog, Stacy! I’m just starting your book and Beth’s is in the future. I’m so glad to have found your blog!

    • Thanks for visiting, Kaye! And congratulations on your Agatha nomination for Best Short Story of 2009 at Malice Domestic. You’ll have to come guest blog sometime!

  3. Darcia,

    I’m glad you added At Witt’s End to your to be read list. Sadie is quite the character and always up to shenanigans. Enjoy the read.

  4. Norma Huss says

    That does sound like an interesting book. Another one for my ‘to be purchased and read’ file, I’d say.

  5. Thanks for visiting Stacy’s site and thanks for adding At Witt’s End to your ‘to be’ file. Let me know what you think!

  6. Norma, that last reply was for you!!!

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