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Claire helen Applewhite

Claire Applewhite is a graduate of St. Louis University, where she earned an AB in Communications and an MBA, Finance, and completed the Mercantile Leadership Program for Women. A past participant in the Summer Writers Institute at Washington University, she is a contributing writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her first murder mystery novel, The Wrong Side of Memphis, was released in May 2009, by L&L Dreamspell. A short story, Moonlight Becomes You So, was released in June, 2009, also by L&L Dreamspell. Her romantic suspense novel, Crazy For You, about obsessive love among St. Louis’s wealthy elites, was released in April, 2010, and the second in the ‘Nam Noir series, St. Louis Hustle, will be released February, 2011. Unchain My Heart, a romantic thriller, was recently named a Semi-Finalist in the Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. In 2009, she organized Rouge et Noir, LLC. Visit for details.

Claire is a current Board member of the Midwest Mystery Writers of America and the Missouri Writers Guild, where she is the President and former Conference Chair for the Annual 2010 Conference. Claire is an active member of the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis Writers Guild, Sisters in Crime, Heartland Writers Guild and Mystery Writers of America.

To date, Claire has completed six novels, including a three book series. Three have been named semi-finalists in the William Faulkner Creative Writing competition in 2005, 2006 and 2009. Night and Day was a 2007 Faulkner Finalist.

A mother of three grown children, Claire lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and two Airedale Terriers, Jack and Lola.
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Current Releases
Daniel Hunter is one lucky man. His whirlwind marriage to Bunny Dingwerth, sole heiress to the Dingwerth fortune, unlocked the door to a world of wealth and privilege. His life is a dream come true. Then, the glamorous Leila Bolivar enters the exclus...
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Crazy For You
A Vietnam vet turned P.I. ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time – at the Jewel Arms apartments in St. Louis, as he matches wits with a ruthless killer. Elvin Suggs already knew how to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Decades ...
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The Wrong Side of Memphis

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The Big Read Signing and Author Panel - Claire, John Lutz and His Wife Barbara

The Big Read Signing and Author Panel - Claire, John Lutz and His Wife Barbara
Winning Women Expert Panel

Winning Women Expert Panel
Borders Signing - Crazy For You Launch Party

Borders Signing - Crazy For You Launch Party
Interview on Live @ 9 Memphis Morning Show

Interview on Live @ 9 Memphis Morning Show

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