Foxwell, Elizabeth (M.) 1963-

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FOXWELL, Elizabeth (M.) 1963-


Born August 30, 1963, in Somerville, NJ; daughter of James (a civil engineer) and Rita (a legal secretary; maiden name, Drohan) Foxwell. Education: University of Maryland—College Park, B.S., 1985; Georgetown University, M.A., 1990. Hobbies and other interests: Ice skating, bowling.


Office—Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.


Malice Domestic Ltd., founding director, 1992, chair, 1995-97; Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC, manager of publications, 1998-2000; American Bar Association, Washington, DC, publications director, 2000-02; Heldref Publications, Washington, DC, managing editor, 2001—. Managing editor of American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity, 1998-2000, and ANQ and Symposium, 2001—.


Mystery Writers of America (member at large of board of directors, 2003—), Sisters in Crime.


Agatha Award for best short story, 2003, for "No Man's Land?" (included in Blood on Their Hands, edited by Lawrence Block).


(Editor, with Martin H. Greenberg) Murder They Wrote, Berkley Publications (New York, NY), 1997.

(Editor, with Martin H. Greenberg) Murder They Wrote II, Berkley Publications (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor, with Martin H. Greenberg) More Murder They Wrote, Berkley Publications (New York, NY), 1999.

Work represented in anthologies, including Women's Life-Writing: Finding Voice, Building Community, edited by Linda Coleman, Popular Press (Bowling Green, OH), 1997; Deadly Women, edited by Jan Grape, Dean James, and Ellen Nehr, Carroll & Graf (New York, NY), 1997; The Oxford Crime and Mystery Companion, edited by Rosemary Herbert, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999; They Died in Vain, Crum Creek Press (Carmel, IN), 2002; and Blood on Their Hands, edited by Lawrence Block, Berkley Publications (New York, NY), 2003. Editor in chief, Armchair Detective, 1997-98; editor, 3rd Degree, 2003—; contributing editor, Mystery Scene, 2000—.


Elizabeth Foxwell told CA: "My favorite genre as a reader and writer is the historical mystery, as I enjoy learning about something in tandem with following the case to be solved. I'm particularly interested in the Victorian, Edwardian, and World War I periods and women's roles in war work. Two women that I have written about are Alice Roosevelt Long-worth, Theodore Roosevelt's eldest daughter, and British author and feminist Vera Brittain.

"Elizabeth Peters (also known as Barbara Michaels) and Anne Perry are two of my inspirations for their deft balancing of history, humor, and mystery and their fluid storytelling."