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Ashley Sargeant Hagan has the mind of Agatha Christie with the soul of Mark Twain. Like Christie, she probes the hearts and minds of her characters, and of society, revealing the motivation behind what people do and say. Like Twain, she views everything with a humorous and witty eye. Her writing style is influenced by the nineteenth century novels she loves, but is combined with a very present-day use of dialogue. Originally from Lakeland, Florida, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from Belmont University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She still lives in Nashville with her musician husband and three children, and In her spare time, she is the chapter president for Sisters in Crime Middle Tennessee.  She also volunteers as an educational guide at Glen Leven, an historic home and farm. She loves cats, mysteries, history, and tea.

Praise for Ashley Sargeant Hagan:

For Duel:

“I loved every moment of this novel. Hampstead Hall is so fully realized, I didn’t want to leave. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a high-stakes mystery without gratuitous violence, those with curiosity about the “backstage” experience of creating a TV show, or anyone who could use a getaway to a beautiful, historic English estate.”–

“Ms Hagan has written another great mystery with this book. She brings the characters to life, and with all of the detail, you can almost feel the changing weather.”--Kindle Customer

“Wow, this book kept me on the edge of my seat, and I didn’t want to put it down until the very end. The history and research that the writer underwent in order to craft this story is evident. Very well written and very enjoyable to read.”--Amazon Customer

For Pedestal:

“Enjoyed this suspenseful novel right up to the end.”--Marcia S. on Goodreads

“Ms Hagan’s attention to detail will give you the feeling you are inside of the main characters’ eyes as they walk the streets of London and Istanbul.”–Carlton P. on Goodreads

“London is almost another character in the book because of the descriptions of the Museum, restaurants, and palaces.” Cheryl P.

A Note:

Ashley is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and appearances. She also loves to speak to book clubs and writer groups, both in-person and virtually.

101 Claytie South, Nashville, TN 37221

Pedestal (A Backstage Mystery #1)

Published: October 3, 2017 by Inkwell Literary Press

Genre: Traditional Mystery/Romantic Suspense


Duel (A Backstage Mystery #2)

Published: October 8, 2019 by Inkwell Literary Press

Genre: Traditional Mystery/Romantic Suspense

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