About the author

Jo A Hiestand

<p>A month-long trip to England during her college years introduced Jo to the joys of Things British.&nbsp;&nbsp;Since then, she has been lured back nearly a dozen times, and lived there during her professional folk singing stint.&nbsp;&nbsp;This intimate knowledge of Britain forms the backbone of both the Peak District mysteries and the McLaren cold case mystery series.</p> <p>&nbsp;Jo&rsquo;s insistence for accuracy, from police methods and location layout to the general feel of the area, has driven her innumerable times to Derbyshire for research.&nbsp;&nbsp;These explorations and conferences with police friends provide the detail filling the books.</p> <p>In 1999 Jo returned to Webster University to major in English.&nbsp;&nbsp;She graduated in 2001 with a BA degree and departmental honors.</p> <p>Her cat Tennyson shares her St. Louis home.</p>