Books by Michael Lee West

Michael Lee West is the author of She Flew the Coop, American Pie, Crazy Ladies, and Consuming Passions. Her fiction has also appeared in First for Women, Wind, Southern, and other magazines. Her forthcoming books include Mad Girls in Love and Mermaids in


A TEENY BIT OF TROUBLE by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Far too many characters and a large school of red herrings impede the flow, but snarky repartee, and the continuing conceit of Teeny's recipes for disaster, keep the comedy afloat."
Second installment in the adventures of freelance baker and reluctant sleuth Teeny Templeton. Read full book review >
GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN by Michael Lee West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"All the food mystery staples are duly trotted out, but the soufflé is DOA."
In West's culinary mystery debut, an amateur pastry chef is the prime suspect in her fiancé's murder. Read full book review >
MERMAIDS IN THE BASEMENT by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Few surprises on the road to rapprochement, but the belles's barbed commentary never fails to entertain."
Southern belles hell-bent on belated truth-telling in West's latest wacky outing (Mad Girls in Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
MAD GIRLS IN LOVE by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"At 500-plus pages, more panorama then drama."
Sequel to the much darker Crazy Ladies (1990), West's fourth is a marathon romp through Southern froth. Read full book review >
AMERICAN PIE by Michael Lee West
Released: Sept. 25, 1996

"Colorful, larger-than-life characters strut and stew with zest across an equally colorful terrain—in a tale that grips in spite of itself. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Southern gothic and soap-opera hype collide exuberantly in West's vivid if hokey third novel (She Flew the Coop, 1994, etc.): a tale of three sisters and their plucky Grandma fighting to dispel a family curse in a small Tennessee town. Read full book review >
SHE FLEW THE COOP by Michael Lee West
Released: June 1, 1994

"This robs an otherwise clever and colorful soap opera of much of its charm."
A skillful follow-up to her first novel, Crazy Ladies (1990), West's new tale chronicles a year in the life of a stuffy and gossip-ridden Louisiana town. Read full book review >