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Sue Henry was an American author that wrote mystery novels. Born in 1940 in Salmon, Idaho, her birth name was Mathilda Sue Hall. Sue’s mother was Lois H. Hall. Her father was Charles A Hall.
Order of Jessie Arnold & Alex Jensen Series
|1||Murder on the Iditarod Trail||1991||Description / Buy|
|2||Termination Dust||1995||Description / Buy|
|3||Sleeping Lady||1996||Description / Buy|
|4||Death Takes Passage||1997||Description / Buy|
|5||Deadfall||1998||Description / Buy|
|6||Murder on the Yukon Quest||1999||Description / Buy|
|7||Beneath the Ashes||2000||Description / Buy|
|8||Dead North||2001||Description / Buy|
|9||Cold Company||2002||Description / Buy|
|10||Death Trap||2003||Description / Buy|
|11||Murder at Five Finger Light||2005||Description / Buy|
|12||Degrees of Separation||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Maxie and Stretch Series
|1||The Serpents Trail||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||The Tooth of Time||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||The Refuge||2007||Description / Buy|
|4||The End of the Road||2009||Description / Buy|
Sue Henry Anthologies
|1||Sisters on the Case||2007||Description / Buy|
The author’s family included two brothers (Tom and John). She went to grade school and high school in Wenatchee, Wash, where the family had migrated in the late 1940s. By the late 1950s, she had graduated from Eastmont High School.
She went on to pursue an English degree from the University of Washington. Sue joined the Peace Corps (Thailand) in the years that followed. The experience brought Toby Fogg into her life. At the time of their meeting, she had no idea that he would become her lifelong friend.
Sue met Paul K Henry at the University of Washington. She had returned to study Library Science when her future husband came into the author’s life. By the time they migrated to Pasadena, Calif., two boys had joined their family.
When Sue and Paul divorced, she moved to Fairbanks in Alaska with her children. Fairbanks changed the author’s life because it instilled in her a love for the Alaskan frontier. She also discovered her passion for the written word.
The author started working for the Fairbanks Public Library. However, unlike ordinary library employees in conventional libraries, Sue spent her days driving a bookmobile all over Alaska’s roads.
A stint in the State Department of Education in Juneau revealed to sue that publishing was her dream. However, she did not pursue it, not immediately. She did not write her first novel until she planted roots in Anchorage.
The author was working for the University of Alaska’s Adult Learning Center. When she wrote ‘Murder on the Iditarod Trail,’ she had no idea that it would become the first of over a dozen books.
The book won awards, placing Sue on the map. She was so pleased by the response that she decided to make ‘Murder on the Iditarod Trail’ the first in a series. Sue realized that the characters had the potential to participate in more adventures.
Additionally, rather than sitting back and enjoying the fruits of her labor, Sue started teaching workshops, using her experience to educate others.
Sue encouraged people to experiment with the Alaska Highway. She called it the ultimate trip. The highway was a challenge when it was first introduced. But eventually, the powers that be added an asphalt surface that made it more appealing.
Sue Henry Awards
Sue’s books have won Anthony and Macavity Awards.
Sue Henry Books into Movies
Sue’s first book received a TV adaptation (The Cold Heart of a Killer).
Best Sue Henry Books
The author lived a long and fruitful life. She eventually passed away in 2020. Sue’s best books include:
Murder on the Iditarod Trail: The world-famous Iditarod in Alaska was not easy. But people were more than happy to participate in the grueling dog sled race because the winner took home a $250,000 prize.
Nothing would stop Jessie Arnold from taking the top spot, or so she thought. The musher was determined to secure all the gold and glory victory would bring to her doorstep.
The only thing standing in her way was a demented killer. Someone was killing all the top contestants.
Now, Alex Jensen is expected to find the killer before he claims more innocent lives. But executing his task won’t be easy. Jessie knows the frozen wilderness. However, Jensen is not as confident in his ability to survive the challenges nature keeps throwing at him.
Dead North: Jessie’s past as a champion Alaskan musher meant nothing. Her life was in shambles, and she needed an escape. Fortunately, a friend needed her help. He wanted Jessie to drive his motor home from Idaho.
The champion musher had to drive along the Alaska Highway to reach her destination. She did not hate the trip. Jessie couldn’t have asked for a more breathtaking journey.
Unfortunately, a teenage hitchhiker was determined to ruin things. Jessie knew she had stumbled into a messy situation when Patrick Cutler disappeared. She learned soon after that the police had connected the runaway to a pair of murders. Was the teenager the predator or the prey?
When Does The Next Sue Henry book come out?
Sue Henry doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The End of the Road and was released on October, 14th 2009. It is the newest book in the Maxie and Stretch Series.