Sarah Stewart Taylor

Sarah Stewart TaylorSarah Stewart Taylor was born in 1971 on Long Island, New York and was educated at Middlebury College and Trinity College, Dublin.

Her first novel, O' Artful Death (2003) was nominated for an Agatha Award. In addition to writing mystery novels, she teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

She lives with her husband and young son on a farm in Vermont. Sarah has appeared in Bellows Falls at Village Square Booksellers and at the Rockingham Library.




O' Artful Death: A Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312985943
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - July 1st, 2004

In her "strikingly atmospheric debut" ("Denver Post"), Taylor introduces Sweeney St. George, a college professor specializing in cemetery art, whose efforts to solve a century-old murder provokes another killer to strike. Martin's Press. Sweeney St. George looks nothing like a university Professor with her unruly red curls and preference for vintage clothing. Single and wary of relationships, she pours her energy into her college teaching and a passionate interest in cemetery art. And now Sweeney is intrigued with a macabre graveyard statue of a beautiful woman-a carving that is at once astonishing, sinister, and perhaps hiding a one-hundred-year-old murder... Dying to find out more about the strange monument, Sweeney heads for a winter holiday among friends at a mansion in Vermont's historic Byzantium Art Colony. Her plan is to snoop in dusty archives and tromp through the tiny cemetery where the statue still stands. But what Sweeney finds in this isolated rural community is an emotional awakening, a chilling link between old and new crimes...and a clever killer reaching for her with deadly hands.

Mansions of the Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312985950
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - June 2nd, 2005

In this follow-up to the acclaimed debut "O' Artful Death," Harvard art historian Sweeney St. George investigates the murder of one of her students. Sweeney St. George concedes that having lunch in Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery might be a bit macabre. Yet the graveyard fits her interests as an art professor with a specialty in cemetery statuary and mourning jewelry. And although she doesn't yet realize it, this historic burial ground is one of the last places on earth her favorite student, Brad Putnam, scion of a famous Boston family, sees before someone murders him. Because of her expertise, the Boston police ask Sweeney to help them track down the antique jewelry found with Brad's body. Her investigation soon leads to chilling information about the influential Putnams, an earlier death, and Brad's secrets. Complicating everything is her attraction to Brad's rakishly charming older brother Jack. Now, Sweeney St. George is about to walk a dark and dangerous path...where passion can be dangerous and where a killer waits. Book # 2

Judgment of the Grave Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312940164
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - August 1st, 2006

Harvard art historian Sweeney St. George investigates the murder of a man wearing Revolutionary War clothing, who has been killed during a reenactment of a battle in Concord, Massachusetts. As gravestone expert Sweeney St. George tours burial sites of the Civil War, she stops to watch a battlefield reenactment in Massachusetts. There, she meets Pres Whiting, a boy whose family is in the gravestone business. When Pres discovers a dead man in a Revolutionary War-era British soldier's uniform, Sweeney and Cambridge homicide detective Tim Quinn jump on the case. While they search for clues regarding the dead body, Sweeney and Quinn investigate other strange events. While Sweeney looks into the 1775 disappearance of militiaman, Quinn looks into a current missing persons case with alarming ties to the past. As they try to uncover how their own investigations are related to the body found in the woods, Sweeney and Quinn get a little too close for comfort -- to each other and to murder.

Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By S. S. Taylor, Ben Towle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423113379
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2010

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. -- Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart developed a love of flying at a very young age...and she wasn't about to let any man get in the way of her dreams. What began as a simple joy became something much deeper - a commitment to open doors for all women. As Amelia built a name for herself in the field of aviation - breaking numerous records along the way - she paved the road for future trailblazers, women like Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an Indy car race, and Eileen Collins, the first female space shuttle pilot. In Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Taylor and Towle focus on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, offering us a glimpse at her relentless ambition and her tireless will to promote women's rights. But above all, author and illustrator leave us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.

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