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Helen Macie Osterman

Helen Osterman lives in Homer Glen, a suburb of Chicago. She has five children and nine grandchildren.


She received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mercy Hospital-St. Xavier College and later earned a Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her forty-five year nursing career, she wrote articles for both nursing and medical journals.


She is the author of the Emma Winberry Mystery Series:

The Accidental Sleuth, 2007, The Stranger in the Opera House,2009,The Elusive Relation,2011Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, 2012.

Locked Within, an Emma Winberry Mystery coming in 2013

Notes in a Mirror, a paranormal/historical, 2009.

Song of the Rails, a love story,2011.

Maker’s Mark, a cozy mystery. 2012

Locked Within, an Emma Winberry Mystery 2013

Danger by Design, a Net Petrone Mystery to be released in Sept. 2014

She is a member of American Association of University Women, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime and The Authors’ Guild.




Current Releases
Emma Winberry and Nate Sandler, her significant other, plan a vacation on a sailboat on the Caribbean. Emma has misgivings about the trip and discusses it with her Guardian Angel who tells her there will be trials ahead. This makes Emma more uncomfor...
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Rogue Wave
In Danger by Design, senior citizen Net Petrone resides in a retirement complex. The previous owner of her apartment died of a heart attack, and to her son’s dismay, the woman’s will named a suspicious organization as heir. Her son is con...
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Danger by Design

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Locked Within, an Emma Winberry Mystery

A Peek Into the Life of Helen Macie Osterman

On my son's sailboat

On my son's sailboat
At Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore

At Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore
At Woodside Ranch, Wisconsin

At Woodside Ranch, Wisconsin
Grandsons with overgrown squash vines

Grandsons with overgrown squash vines

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