Leslie Wheeler, a Mayflower descendant, has written extensively about American history. Loving Warriors, (Dial Press, 1981), her biography of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, won the English-Speaking Union's Ambassador of Honor Award. She has written three other biographies, of Jane Addams, Rachel Carson, and former President Jimmy Carter, and coauthored a widely used American history textbook, America: The People and the Dream (Scott, Foresman, 1990). Murder at Plimoth Plantation (Larcom Press, 2001) is her first work of fiction, and the first in a series of “living history” mysteries, featuring Miranda Lewis. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Ms. Wheeler lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her family.