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Mette Ivie Harrison

Biography

Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of numerous books for young adults, including THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND and MIRA, MIRROR. THE BISHOP'S WIFE is her first adult mystery and the first in the Linda Wallheim series set in Mormon Utah, which includes HIS RIGHT HAND, FOR TIME AND ALL ETERNITIES and NOT OF THIS FOLD.

Mette holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University and is an All-American triathlete. A practicing Mormon, she is now a religion blogger for Huffington Post. She is the mother of five teenage and older children and lives with her husband in Utah.

Mette Ivie Harrison

Books by Mette Ivie Harrison

by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

Draper, Utah: Now that all five of her sons have left home, Mormon bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim has quite a bit of time on her hands. She has befriended Gwen Ferris, a woman in her ward who is quickly losing faith in the church. Gwen has a calling in Draper’s local “Spanish ward,” which is made up of both legal and undocumented immigrants who Gwen feels don’t always get the support they need from their bishop. When Gabriela Gonzalez, an undocumented mother of three, is found strangled at a gas station, Gwen decides the police aren’t doing enough and resolves to track down the killer herself. Fearing for her young friend’s safety, Linda reluctantly joins her, but what they find during their vigilante investigation may put them both in danger.

by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

Mormon bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim couldn’t be more surprised to learn that her son, Kenneth, is engaged. Kenneth has left the Mormon church and met his fiancée, med student Naomi Carter, at a “Mormons Anonymous” meeting. Naomi was also raised Mormon, but her family belongs to a group that practices polygamy. Naomi’s father, Stephen, invites the Wallheims to visit the family compound. Though Stephen and his five wives seem to live normal, modern lives, Linda can’t shake the feeling that the family dynamics are off. When tensions on the compound escalate to murder, Linda delves into the many Carter family secrets to find the killer.

by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

In Draper, Utah, a tight-knit Mormon community is thrown into upheaval when their ward’s second counselor --- one of the bishop’s right-hand men --- is found dead in an elaborately staged murder on church property. Carl Ashby was known as a devout Mormon, a pillar of the community, and a loving husband and father. Who would want him dead? Linda Wallheim, the wife of the ward’s bishop, can’t rest as long as the ward is suffering. But the entire case is turned upside down by the autopsy report, which reveals Carl was a biological female.

by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family. Linda Wallheim, a devout Mormon and the wife of a bishop, doesn’t trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family’s circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband.