Search - List of Books by Earlene Fowler

Earlene Fowler is the author of a number of mystery novels set in the fictional city of San Celina, California. She was raised in La Puente, California.

Earlene has written 12 books in the Benni Harper series of mysteries. The sixth book, Mariner's Compass, won the Agatha Award for Best Novel in 1999. The lead character, Benni Harper, is curator of a folk art museum and quilting figures prominently in many of the storylines. Each book in the series has been given the name of a traditional quilt block pattern. Recurring characters include Police Chief Gabe Ortiz, Benni's friend Elvia Aragon, Grandma Dove, Aunt Garnet, and cousin Emory.

San Celina is a fictionalized and slightly modified version of San Luis Obispo, California. The books include many local landmarks and recognizable places from throughout San Luis Obispo County, although many of the names have been altered slightly. The name "San Celina" is improper Spanish (improper gender agreement between the subject and article) and was meant as a joke, but is now a decision the author regrets due to the large number of letters she receives about it.

In November, 2004 Benni Harper's Quilt Album was published. Co-written with Margrit Hall, this book features quilt patterns inspired by early books in the series. The book includes photographs and new stories to fill in some missing plot details from the book series.

Earlene was a short story writer for more than ten years before her first novel was published. Writing classes at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California led to the submission of her first book to a publisher. Within a week, a three-book contract was signed.

The Saddlemaker's Wife, not a part of the Benni Harper series, was nominated for the 2006 Agatha Award for Best Novel. Ms. Fowler was nominated along with authors Nancy Pickard (winner), L. C. Hayden, Julia Spencer-Fleming, and Jacqueline Winspear.

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Total Books: 89
The Road to Cardinal Valley
2014 - The Road to Cardinal Valley (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425253823
ISBN-10: 0425253821
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Spider Web
2012 - Spider Web [Benni Harper, Bk 15] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425247990
ISBN-10: 0425247996
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 8

Spider Web
2011 - Spider Web [Benni Harper, Bk 15] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425240984
ISBN-10: 0425240983
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 17

State Fair
2011 - State Fair [Benni Harper, Bk 14] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425241554
ISBN-10: 0425241556
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 14

Love Mercy
2010 - Love Mercy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425233320
ISBN-10: 0425233324
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 17

State Fair
2010 - State Fair [Benni Harper, Bk 14] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425234228
ISBN-10: 0425234223
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 31

Love Mercy
2009 - Love Mercy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425225974
ISBN-10: 0425225976
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 25

Tumbling Blocks
2008 - Tumbling Blocks [Benni Harper, Bk 13] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780425221235
ISBN-10: 0425221237
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 33

Tdliche Schatten
2007 - Tdliche Schatten (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442737055
ISBN-10: 3442737052
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Saddlemaker's Wife
2007 - The Saddlemaker's Wife (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780709082712
ISBN-10: 0709082711
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Tumbling Blocks
2007 - Tumbling Blocks [Benni Harper, Bk 13] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780425215197
ISBN-10: 0425215199
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 31

Die tdliche Braut
2006 - Die Tdliche Braut (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783442735143
ISBN-10: 3442735149
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Saddlemaker's Wife
2006 - Saddlemaker's Wife [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585477913
ISBN-10: 1585477915
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

Delectable Mountains
2006 - Delectable Mountains [Benni Harper, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425206522
ISBN-10: 0425206521
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 60

The Saddlemaker's Wife
2006 - The Saddlemaker's Wife (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425207789
ISBN-10: 0425207781
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 30

Dunkle Geheimnisse
2005 - Dunkle Geheimnisse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442733316
ISBN-10: 3442733316
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Delectable Mountains
2005 - Delectable Mountains [Benni Harper, Bk 12] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425202494
ISBN-10: 0425202496
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 33

Benni Harper's Quilt Album A Scrapbook Of Quilt Projects Photos  Never-before-told Stories
2004 - Benni Harper's Quilt Album a Scrapbook of Quilt Projects Photos Never-before-told Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781571202444
ISBN-10: 1571202447
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 11

Broken Dishes
2004 - Broken Dishes [Wheeler Large Print Book Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781587247071
ISBN-10: 1587247070
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Sieben Schwestern
2004 - Sieben Schwestern (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442732180
ISBN-10: 3442732182
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Broken Dishes
2004 - Broken Dishes [Benni Harper, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425195970
ISBN-10: 042519597X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 19

2004 - Sunshine and Shadow [Benni Harper, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2004 - Broken Dishes [Benni Harper, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2003 - Arkansas Traveler [Benni Harper, Bk 8 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Sunshine and Shadow [Benni Harper, Bk 10] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2003 - Steps to the Altar [Benni Harper, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Seven Sisters [Beeler Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Steps to the Altar [Benni Harper, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Arkansas Traveler [Benni Harper, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Mariners Compass a Benni Harper Mystery [Beeler Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Goose in the Pond [Benni Harper Mysteries Paperback] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Arkansas Traveler [Benni Harper Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Goose in the Pond a Benni Harper Mystery [Beeler Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Irish Chain a Benni Harper Mystery [Beeler Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2000 - Seven Sisters [Benni Harper, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Mariner's Compass [Benni Harper, #6] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Seven Sisters [Benni Harper, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - Mariner's Compass [Benni Harper Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Dove in the Window [Benni Harper, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Dove in the Window [Benni Harper] (Hardcover)Paperback
1998 - Goose in the Pond [Benni Harper, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - Kansas Troubles [Benni Harper, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
1996 - Irish Chain [Benni Harper, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - Fool's Puzzle [Benni Harper, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover