Tracy Whiting is also known as T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the award-winning Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She received the Ph.D. in French Studies at Brown University in Providence, RI. She has published over 14 academic books. She has been a commentator on NPR, FOX News, and MSNBC. Her work has been reviewed in the Washington Post, the Nashville Scene, and Ms. Magazine. Her first foray into mystery, Miss Baker Regrets, was published as Book II in Bricktop’s Paris: African American Women in Paris Between the Two World Wars in February 2015. Her second mystery, The 13th Fellow: A Mystery in Provence, is a cozy with an action thriller twist published by BooksbNimble Press in May 2015. The 13th Fellow is set between Paris and a seaside Provençal town called Cassis (not pronounced like the liqueur) in the South of France; its heroine is the amateur detective and American professor, Havilah Gaie, who, like the author, is inquisitive, a foodie, globetrotter, and an avid reader. Tracy’s favorite places to write are Paris, France and Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, she resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her daughter and husband.