Harriette Sackler is an Agatha Award-nominated short story writer. Her stories have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and have addressed subjects both historical and contemporary. As a principal of Dames of Detection, she is a partner and editor at Level Best Books, which publishes mystery, thriller, and crime fiction short stories and novels.
Harriette has been a member of the Malice Domestic Board of Directors for over twenty years. As Grants Chair, she has a unique opportunity to encourage and support writers on the road to publication. Many of the recipients of the William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the world of mystery fiction.
One of Harriette’s favorite experiences was as an instructor for the Evergreen Society at Johns Hopkins University, where she taught the courses History of the Mystery and I Love a Mystery.
Harriette holds a B.A. in Sociology/Psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Maryland-College Park.
She is a member of numerous organizations, to include Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime (National, Guppies, and Chesapeake), Crime Writers’ Association, Historical Novel Society, Eastern Shore Writers Association, and Short Mystery Fiction Society.
Mother Love - published in CHESAPEAKE CRIMES 2**
The Factory - published in CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: This Job is Murder
Thanksgiving with a Turkey - published in A SHAKER OF MARGARITAS: A Bad Hair Day
Fishing for Justice - published in FISH NETS
Devil’s Night - published in ALL HALLOWS' EVIL
Queen of the King Cakes - published in MARDI GRAS MURDER
At Storm’s End - published in THAT MYSTERIOUS WOMAN
Suffer the Poor - published in HISTORY AND MYSTERY, OH MY!**
The Mountain - published in WINDWARD: Best New England Crime Stories
Rays of Hope - published in DAY OF THE DARK
Emily - published in SNOWBOUND: Best New England Crime Stories
Family Business - published in NOIR AT THE SALAD BAR: Culinary Tales with a Bite
No Safe Place - published in BUSTED: Arresting Stories from the Beat
The Breaker Boy - published in MALICE DOMESTIC 13: Mystery Most Geographical
Baby Blues - published in LANDFALL: Best New England Crime Stories
Honor Thy Father - published in MALICE DOMESTIC 14: Mystery Most Edible
If I Should Die - published in SEASCAPE: Best New England Crime Stories
**Agatha Award Nominee for Best Short Story