Lise McClendon
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Lise McClendon

Here are some things I love: sassy heroines, twisty mysteries, juicy secrets.

My books, written under my own name and as Rory Tate and Grier Lake, are full of all those things. I am fascinated by the lives of women. The choices that women sometimes make are a quagmire of directions and misdirections, sending women into careers, love affairs, children (or no children), travels, and hobbies. And, in the case of my novels, into suspense, crime, secrets, and love.

I started out writing mysteries set in Montana and Wyoming (Alix Thorssen mysteries), World War 2-era mysteries (Dorie Lennox), the branched out into standalones (Jump Cut, PLAN X, All Your Pretty Dreams), and the Bennett Sisters Mysteries, now seven strong and counting. Read about all the books at www.lisemcclendon.com Would you like to join my mailing list? Love to hear from you. Copy and paste this: https://mailchi.mp/lisemcclendon/landing

Besides my own novels I am a co-author with four other crime novelists of the foodie thriller, Beat Slay Love. This dark, comic send-up of Eat Pray Love is "delicious over-the-top fun." Check it out here on Amazon.

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Lise McClendon writes fiction from her home in Montana. She is the author of numerous novels, short stories, and articles. In 1997 she wrote and directed the short film, The Hoodoo Artist, featured at the Telluride Indiefest. She has served on the national boards of directors for Mystery Writers of America and International Association of Crime Writers/North America. She is on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and co-presents a novel workshop for writers.

"After thirty years writing fiction has become as necessary as breathing. Finding the essential story in the novel, chipping away the rock until the solid core is revealed, is an adventure and a joy."

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    • Blackbird Fly

    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The sudden death of her husband turns Merle Bennett's life upside down....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligent Interesting Read

    • By Andrea on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Give Him the Ooh-La-La

    • Bennett Sisters, Book 3
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Now it's Christmas and time for an engagement party. Merle's French lover arrives just in time and sweeps her off her feet again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoy the Bennett Sisters

    • By Alexis on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Things We Said Today

    • Bennett Sisters, Book 4
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Another summer, another Bennett Sisters adventure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun series!

    • By Alexis on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Frenchman

    • Bennett Sisters Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Merle Bennett goes back to France - and her Frenchman - in this fifth installment of the Bennett Sisters mysteries. Sure that la belle France will cure all her ills and help her write a novel about the French Revolution, she sets out to prove her theory correct....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, please!!

    • By Andrea on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Girl in the Empty Dress

    • Bennett Sisters Novels, Book 2
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Merle Bennett is turning 50, and her four sisters are helping her celebrate by going to France on a walking tour of the Dordogne....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Five lawyer sisters adventuring in France

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Plan X

    • By: Rory Tate, Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Tassoula E. Kokkoris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It should have been simple, this finding the next-of-kin. But for Officer Cody Byrne, the explosion that injures the Shakespeare professor is more than suspicious....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A different kind of thriller

    • By Cynthia Corral on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blame It on Paris

    • Bennett Sisters Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Francie Bennett, fourth in the line of lawyer/sisters, comes under suspicion at her law firm, she is mortified to learn she must take a leave of absence. Just a formality, they say, but she is sure this is the end of her law career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love The Bennett Sisters Mysteries

    • By Alexis on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Odette and the Great Fear

    • A Bennett Sisters Bonus (Bennett Sisters Mysteries, Book 6)
    • By: Lise McClendon, Merle Bennett
    • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Deep in the French countryside - as the country reels through rebellion, beheadings, and starvation - a goat herder named Odette is trying to survive. Since she marched to Versailles with a group of Parisian women to protest the high prices of wheat, her life has spun out of control....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story, good history!

    • By Alexis on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Painted Truth

    • An Alix Thorssen Mystery
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Kris Faulkner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Art expert Alix Thorssen is asked to appraise the charred ruins of a friend's local gallery. The tragedy doubles when artist Ray Thornton's body is found among the debris....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Vicki E. on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $16.79

    • One O'Clock Jump

    • A Swing Town Mystery
    • By: Lise McClendon
    • Narrated by: Mark Nelson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Halfway around the world, war has begun, but for Dorie Lennox, a newly minted private eye on her first tail, danger is more immediate....

    Regular price: $11.19

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