Carole Bugge is the author of the novels Edinburgh Twilight and Edinburgh Dusk, (Thomas + Mercer, under the pen name Carole Lawrence) the first two books of the Ian Hamilton series, both Amazon best sellers. She's also the author of the forthcoming Pride, Prejudice, and Poison (Crooked Lane Books, under the pen name Elizabeth Blake), The Star of India, (re-released by Titan Press), The Haunting of Torre Abbey (St. Martin's Press), Who Killed Blanche Dubois?, Who Killed Dorian Gray?, Who Killed Mona Lisa? (all with Berkely Prime Crime for the Claire Rawlings mystery series), and, under the pen name C.E. Lawrence, Silent Screams, Silent Victim, Silent Kills, and Silent Slaughter (a thriller series from Kensington Publishing). Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies from St. Martin’s Press, Doubleday, and the Mystery Writers of America. Her play Strings was produced at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and her other plays and musicals have been presented regionally and in New York City. She has taught at NYU, Duke University, the Royal Court Repertory Theatre, and the American Comedy Institute. Carole holds a BA from Duke University.