Aileen Schumacher


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"Over the past couple of years I've had to suspend writing due to illness. I thank all my fans who provide encouragement and wishes for recovery."
In April 2002, Rosewood's Ashes received one of four "Damn Good Book" awards at Florida: The Mystery Connection convention. Other authors receiving this award were Les Standiford, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, and Tim Dorsey.

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Aileen Schumacher, PE

I am an engineer and the author of the Tory Travers mystery series, featuring a female engineer and set in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. The books in the series are:
bulletRosewood's Ashes, (Intrigue Press, May 2001; paperback Worldwide Mysteries, May 2002). Click here for location photos.
bulletAffirmative Reaction, (Worldwide Mysteries, July 2000)
bulletFramework for Death, (Worldwide Mysteries, May 2000), 1999 Anthony Award nominee.
bulletEngineered for Murder, (Write Way Publishing), released August 1996

"Along for the Ride" is a non-series short story I wrote in the Mystery Writers of America anthology Blood on Their Hands. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block, released July 1, 2003. 

A Taste of Murder : Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers, a recipe book by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl contains a recipe that I contributed. You can find my recipe for Spaghetti Angelica on page 88. The book is available or can be ordered from any bookstore, or click here to see it on

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Click here for photos of my trip to Alaska in conjunction with Left Coast Crime, February 2001.
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"Worth a Thousand Words" in The Blue and the Gray Undercover, edited by Ed Gorman.


Free Signed Bookplates

Bookplates for Rosewood's Ashes and Affirmative Reaction are available. I also have a limited quantity of bookplates available for Framework for Death. I will sign and send these to you at no charge if you enclose a self-addressed, 37¢ stamped envelope and are located within the United States. If the request is from outside the United States, please include an International Reply Coupon with your self-addressed envelope for airmail letter postage from the USA back to your country. Availability of bookplates is on a first-come, first-served basis, so act quickly! Please state which bookplate you want (or both) and include instructions on how you want the bookplate inscribed, otherwise it will be inscribed for the person sending the SASE. Send your SASE to:

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