Writer and photographer Vicki Stiefel’s first
novel, Body Parts, was followed in 2005 by The
Dead Stone, a novel of mystery and suspense with
continuing protagonist, homicide counselor Tally Whyte.
Stiefel’s The Grief Shop, the third novel in the
series, is out this September. Robert B. Parker
says “The Grief Shop is compelling, touching, and a
pleasure to read.” Stiefel's fourth novel in the series—The Bone Man—is out this September.
Publisher’s Weekly,notes of that “Stiefel's latest
shows--again--that she can hold her own against genre
heavyweights like John Sanford and Patricia
Cornwell.” Crimestalker Casebook says, “Stiefel
has the psychological thriller down so well, you might
think she invented it.” And Fresh Fiction says that “It's
hard to put down THE GRIEF SHOP.”
The Grief Shop recently won the 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award for Best Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Novel from RWA's Kiss of Death Chapter.
Stiefel has been a contributing editor to Dive
Training, film critic for Worcester Magazine,
and a contributor to Ellery Queen’s Mystery
Her extensive research for her novels includes consulting
with homicide counselors, K-9 Corps members, forensic
psychiatrists, medical examiner staff, and crime scene
She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire with her novelist and
outdoor writer husband William G. Tapply. She is at work on the fifth book in the Tally Whyte series.
Books:The Bone Man, September 2007
Tally Whyte #4
The Grief Shop, September 2006
Tally Whyte #3
The Dead Stone, March 2005
Body Parts, February 2004
Tally Whyte #1