Reed, Mary

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Reed, Mary

PERSONAL: Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England; immigrated to the United States; married Eric Mayer (a writer).

ADDRESSES: Home—PA. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Poisoned Pen Press, 6962 E. 1st Ave., Ste. 103, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. During early career, worked various jobs, including as an office manager at Oxford University.

AWARDS, HONORS: Best Little Known Series, Booklist, 2003; Glyph Award for Best Book Series, 2005, for Five for Silver.



(With husband, Eric Mayer) One for Sorrow, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 1999.

(With Eric Mayer) Two for Joy, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2000.

(With Eric Mayer) Three for a Letter, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2001.

(With Eric Mayer) Four for a Boy, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2003.

(With Eric Mayer) Five for Silver, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2004.

(With Eric Mayer) Six for Gold, Poisoned Pen Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2005.


Contributor (with Eric Mayer) to anthologies, including Royal Whodunits, The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits, and The Mammoth Book of Shakespearean Detectives. Contributor (with Mayer) to periodicals, including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Author (with Mayer) of "Inspector Dorj" and "Herodotus" short-story series.

SIDELIGHTS: For sidelights, see Mayer, Eric.



Booklist, December 15, 2000, David Pitt, review of Two for Joy, p. 790; December 15, 2001, David Pitt, review of Three for a Letter, p. 708; March 1, 2003, David Pitt, review of Four for a Boy, p. 1150; March 15, 2004, David Pitt, review of Five for Silver, p. 1273; October 1, 2005, David Pitt, review of Six for Gold, p. 40.

Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2005, review of Six for Gold, p. 1055.

Library Journal, December, 2000, Rex Klett, review of Two for Joy, p. 194;

Publishers Weekly, October 11, 1999, review of One for Sorrow, p. 59; November 6, 2000, review of Two for Joy, p. 74; November 26, 2001, review of Three for a Letter, p. 42; January 13, 2003, review of Four for a Boy, p. 45; March 22, 2004, review of Five for Silver, p. 66; September 19, 2005, review of Six for Gold p. 46.


All Readers, (October 31, 2005), Harriet Klausner, reviews of Four for a Boy and Five for Silver.

Mary Reed Home page,∼maywrite (November 30, 2005).

Mystery Reader, (November 30, 2005), Martha Moore, "Mary Reed."