Born in California, raised in Seattle, a graduate of Mills College in Oakland, California, and a resident in the East for more than 50 years with her husband, Ann Blair Kloman is the mother of four, grandmother to ten, and a longtime student of the mystery novel. She also spends her summers in a small coastal village in midcoast Maine. She is a lifelong avid gardener, knitter, and painter.
Her first mystery, Swannsong, was published in 2005; her second, Isobel’s Odyssey, in 2010; and her third, A Diamond To Die For, in 2013. She is at work on her fourth book.
A woman, a hand, a diamond? Mystery! At least for Isobel Van Dursan, the peripatetic "hit woman" who continuously finds herself embroiled in murders, by both her own hand and others. A diamond ring is the focus of Ann Blair Kloman's new novel, carrying readers from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bainbridge Island, Washington, to Old Lyme, Connecticut, before returning to Isobel’s home base of Elmore Harbor, Maine.