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Pari Noskin Taichert
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Pari Noskin Taichert hails from Albuquerque and has worked as a belly-dancing instructor, textbook sales consultant, and waitress--among her more respectable jobs. She earned her B.A with Distinction in Far Eastern Languages & Literature and masters of Social Work in Transcultural Therapy from the University of Michigan. Unable to sit still for very long, Pari has traveled to--and lived in--enough places to have the good sense to finally come home. Among her longer adventures were a year as a foreign exchange student to Tours, France while in high school and a little under a year of study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong while in college.

A national award-winning journalist, Pari has written freelance features for Crosswinds Weekly, Albuquerque, The Magazine, and Mystery Scene Magazine as well as a monthly literary column for the Albuquerque Tribune. She also maintains a small public relations consulting business.

In December 2005, Pari Noskin Taichert earned her blue belt in Tae Kwon Do with a mean side kick that cracked through three boards. This same strength and determination has seen her through years of rejection and struggle until her first book, THE CLOVIS INCIDENT, was published in 2004.

Pari married late, had children even later, and loves Guinness, Glenlivet and strong coffee. When she isn't punching or defending against her black belt husband and colored belt children, she's writing.

Pari also helped start the first Albuquerque chapter of Sisters in Crime--of which she is now president. In addition, she is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League and the National Federation of Press Women.


THE CLOVIS INCIDENT, UNM Press, 2004. An Agatha Award finalist for best first novel, this novel features Sasha Solomon, a strong, independent, and intelligent woman with a tenuous grasp on reality.

THE BELEN HITCH, which was selected as a October '05 Book Sense Notable Mystery, continues Sasha's adventures.


"As far as I know, my books are available everywhere in Alb. They're also available online at mystery booksellers across the country and at the big chains' online sites and on Amazon. In addition, anyone can order directly from the University of New Mexico Press."

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