The author of LIPSTICK AND LIES and HOLLYWOOD BUZZ, WWII home front mysteries featuring the engaging WASP pilot Pucci Lewis and highly praised for their authenticity, Margit Liesche has appeared on PBS' History Detectives program. The child of Hungarian missionaries who settled in the U.S. after WWII following years of service in China, she grew up near Chicago and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 40 years. Margit's parents' stories about their family's experiences in 1956, told in dark, hushed conversations, filled an impressionable seven-year-old's imagination. These along with Life magazine photographs of carnage in Budapest streets and a visit from an escaped freedom fighter, underpin her new novel, TRIPTYCH. In recovery from a long career in marketing professional services, Margit now does what she loves: writing, tramping the glorious hills near her home, and frequenting the stacks at her favorite bookstores and libraries.
""Liesche (Hollywood Buzz, 2009, etc.), the daughter of Hungarian refugees, cleverly weaves her family s history into a fine mystery that is an ever finer tale about finding one's roots.""--Kirkus .".".Novelist Libby ""Havana Lost"" Fischer Hellmann, who has called this book ""a beautifully penned, lyrical blend of past and present."" She's right about that.""--Chicago Tribune ""Liesche packs her wide-eyed adventure with tidbits about aeronautics, vintage Hollywood and the war, honoring the underappreciated women who made such a difference.""--Kirkus review of Hollywood Buzz ""Liesche is a writer to watch""--Library Journal review of Lipstick and Lies ""A sharply written adventure/mystery debut with a fine feeling for the period.""--Kirkus review of Lipstick and Lies"