Patricia Smith Wood’s father, a former police sergeant, and a career FBI agent, sparked her interest in law, solving crime, and writing mysteries. Her first book, The Easter Egg Murder was published in 2013, and was a finalist in the 2013 & 2015 NM/AZ Book Awards. It was followed by Murder on Sagebrush Lane in 2015. Her latest, Murder on Frequency came out in late 2016, and won the 2017 NM/AZ Book Award for Best Cozy Mystery. Nearing completion is Murder at the Petroglyphs, to be followed by an as-yet-unnamed fifth mystery in the Harrie McKinsey Series.