About Jennifer Berg

I love classical music and mysteries, as well as gardening, knitting, and science. I was born in Seattle but grew up on the Olympic Peninsula where I was lucky enough to pick huckleberries, camp out under the stars, and dig clams in Puget Sound. As an adult, I moved back across the sound and studied history at the UW.

Currently, I reside in southern California with my husband. My writing buddy is a rambunctious Appenzeller Sennenhund named Cali the Comet (You can find her featured regularly in many of my posts). I write mysteries set in 1950s Seattle because it’s one of my favorite imaginary places. The Elliott Bay Mysteries feature a strong female protagonist (and the male protagonist isn’t too bad either). In my opinion, a good mystery need to be challenging, but not impossible to solve.

I always try to write the sort of mysteries I enjoy reading–colorful characters and lots and clues. If you sort through them carefully, you might just get a head of the sleuthing duo.



Jennifer is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Authors Guild. Her first book, The Hatbox Murders was released in March of 2017, following shortly by a novelette, The Tugboat Murder. The next full length book, The Charlatan Murders, will be released in March of 2018.