Award Winning
Historical Mystery Author

Books by Author Kari Bovee - Historical Mystery AuthorGirl with a Gun Shoot Like a Girl Peccadillo at the PalaceFolly at the FairGrace in the Wings Bones of the Redeemed


Set in the late 1800’s, these historical fiction books portray the iconic female sharpshooter as an amateur sleuth, and follows her adventures with the Wild West Show at home and abroad.


Bovee’s exciting debut, Girl with a Gunwas released in June, 2018 and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Historical Fiction Books and the winner of the 2019 Hillerman Southwest Fiction Award. It’s prequel novella, Shoot Like a Girl, followed in September, 2018. The second book in the series, Peccadillo at the Palace, was released in May 2019. Folly at the Fair was released May 2020.



Absorbing, heartfelt, and thrilling, Girl with a Gun shows off young Annie Oakley’s skills as a sharpshooter and as a loyal detective. From the period details to the Wild West setting, I was completely immersed in the story and in the larger-than-life characters. Like Annie herself, Bovee’s prose sparkles with precision and skill.”

– Martha Conway Author of The Underground River, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.


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Grace Michelle has everything she wants; a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for the Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who was orphaned at a young age and living on the streets of New York City. But when her sister Sophia, the star of the show is murdered, Grace’s once protected life is shattered.



Dripping with 1920s swagger and enough twists to trip up a flapper, Grace in the Wings by Kari Bovée is a romance-fueled mystery with Manhattan skylines, unfettered ambition, and plenty of murder to go around.” – Self Publishing Review


And Introducing….

Bones of the redeemed by Kari Bovee Southwestern Historical Mystery Novel

Bones of the Redeemed

New Mexico, 1952. Archaeology grad student Ruby Delgado is plagued by guilt after losing her son. So when her latest excavation drops her down a sinkhole filled with suspiciously mutilated bodies, she’s driven to bring the murderer to justice. But when digging deeper brings her dangerously close to a sinister religious sect, she could be their next sacrifice…

Discovering some of the victims were crucified, Ruby pushes hard to give the evidence to the authorities. But when her trail crosses the path of a beaten man left for dead in the desert, she realizes she may be the only person who can save the community.