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Caroline Medora Sale was born 1937 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is married to Harry Roe, professor emeritus in the Center for Religious Studies of the University of Toronto. She obtained a doctorate in Medieval Studies at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. After completing her doctorate, Roe taught English at Branksome Hall, the private girls’ school in Toronto, and in 1979 began writing mysteries in the summers under the name Medora Sale. She won the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel in 1986. In 1998 she published Remedy for Treason, the first of the Isaac of Girona paperback mysteries, starring a 14th-century Jewish doctor.
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