Melodie Johnson Howe, born 23octobre1943 in Los Angeles, is a former actress, now author of detective story. She is interested in writing at a young age and writes short plays remained unpublished. She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles in creative writing. Yet in 1965, she embarked on an acting career in Hollywood. She appears in episodes generic several television series, including The Virginian, It Takes a Thief, Bewitched and Mannix. She also landed small roles in film, especially in Coogan's Bluff (1968) Don Siegel, alongside Clint Eastwood, and bootleggers Wars (1970) Richard Quine, with Patrick McGoohan and Richard Widmark. It ended his acting career in the early 1980. Under her married name, Melodie Johnson Howe, she published a few years apart Shadow The Mother (1989) and Beauty Dies (1994), two thrillers putting Directed by Claire and Maggie Conrad Hill, two female detectives who maintain professional relationships similar to those prevailing between Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, the heroes of Rex Stout. In 2011, she published Shooting Hollywood (2011), a collection of stories that tell the adventures of Diana Poole, former actress in her forties looking to resume his career and still is forced to solve criminal cases which continue to divert his art. In 2013 seems City of Mirrors, the first book devoted to this new heroine.