Biography

Jody Shields

Jody Shields is the former design editor of the New York Times Magazine and a former editor at Vogue, House and Garden, and Details. She is the author of two nonfiction fashion books, All That Glitters and A Stylish History. She has written several screenplays and has a master's degree in art. Her prints are in various collections, including the Museum of Modern Art. She lives in New York.

Jody Shields

Books by Jody Shields

by Jody Shields - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, International Relations, Love & Marriage, Medicine, Social Issues, World History

In THE WINTER STATION --- based on a true story during the last days of imperial Russia --- people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. Strangely, some of the dead bodies vanish before they can be identified. The Baron, a wealthy Russian aristocrat and the city's medical commissioner, is determined to stop this mysterious plague. Battling local customs, an occupying army, winter’s cold, and a brutal epidemic with no name, the Baron is torn between duty and compassion, between Western medical science and respect for Chinese tradition. His allies include a French doctor, a black marketeer, and a charismatic Chinese dwarf. His greatest refuge is the intimacy he shares with his young Chinese wife --- but she has secrets of her own.

by Jody Shields - Fiction

Spring 1915. On a sprawling country estate not far from London a young woman mourns her husband, fallen on the battlefields of what has been declared the first World War...
But the isolated and eerie stillness in which she grieves is shattered when her home is transformed into a bustling military hospital to serve the war's most irreparably injured.

by Jody Shields - Fiction, Thriller

When a young woman's body is discovered in the summer of 1910 Vienna, the Inspector's wife is certain the figs found in her stomach during the autopsy are the clue to the identity of the murderer--for there are no fresh figs in Vienna at this time of year.