Mary Oertel-Kirscher Book Signing

Saturday Feb 22, 2020

111 Carlisle Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106






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Phone: 505-553-3823
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The Albuquerque author signs copies of her latest mystery, Death of the Head, the second in the Blanche Harriman series.


Albuquerque author Mary Oertel-Kirscher will sign copies of her latest cozy mystery. "Death of the Head" is the second in the Blanche Harriman series.

"Blanche Harriman, with her red pixie haircut and an eye for fashion, defies the conventional image of a 78-year-old as she becomes involved in affairs surrounding the murder of the headmistress at an elite girls' school in Santa Fe. She's managing a contentious search for a new head when questios arise about the school's valuable art collection. Blanche forges ahead fearlessly despite the warnings from Detective Enrique Otero of the Santa Fe Police Department who cautions her about taking unnecessary risks. She enists help from classy Esther Zamora, a friend knowledgeable about New Mexico art. Frank Sanders, retired banker, helps soothe her frazzled nerves with an outing to Tent Rocks, a magical landscape that will leave readers Googling for directions. Death of The Head has loads of local color, Santa Fe style, and mouthwatering New Mexico cuisine."

Mary Oertel-Kirschner is a fiction writer, poet, and painter. In her previous wage-earning life, she worked as a journalist, publicist and technical writer. She is married with one son and three stepchildren. She has lived in New Mexico for 50 years.

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