Margot Douaihy

Margot Douaihy is a Lebanese American originally from Scranton, PA, now living in Northampton, MA. She received her PhD in creative writing from the University of Lancaster in the UK. She is the author of the poetry collections Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle StarrScranton Lace, and Girls Like You. She is a founding member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization and an active member of Sisters in Crime and the Radius of Arab American Writers. A recipient of the Mass Cultural Council's Artist Fellowship, she was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Aesthetica Magazine's Creative Writing Award, and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's Hemingway Shorts. Her writing has been featured in Queer Life, Queer LoveColorado ReviewDiode EditionsThe Florida ReviewNorth American ReviewPBS NewsHourPittsburgh Post-GazettePortland ReviewWisconsin Review; and elsewhere. Margot is an Assistant Professor in Popular Fiction Writing & Literature with Emerson College in Boston. As a coeditor of the Elements in Crime Narrative Series with Cambridge University Press, she strives to reshape crime writing scholarship, with a focus on the contemporary, the future, inclusivity, and decoloniality.


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Event date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 6:30pm

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2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Blessed Water: A Sister Holiday Mystery By Margot Douaihy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781638930266
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Zando - Gillian Flynn Books - March 12th, 2024

Sister Holiday is back with a newly minted PI apprentice certificate, a twisty mystery to solve, and something to prove in this fast-paced, blistering follow-up to Scorched Grace.


Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery By Margot Douaihy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781638930983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Zando - Gillian Flynn Books - January 16th, 2024

A USA TODAY Bestseller - A New York Times, Apple Books, and The Guardian Best Crime Novel of the Year - An Indie Next Pick - Winner of the Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction - A Finalist for the ITW Thrillerfest, New England Book, and Left Coast Crime "Lefty" Awards