The second Château in Burgundy mystery will be published in March!

Murder and the Missing Dog

Ariel Shepard has spent the last year renovating her beautiful French château, while also ingratiating herself into the lives and hearts of the quirky locals of Noyers-sur-Serein. The shocking business of the murder of the local historian is behind her and she is finally feeling at home.

However, it’s not long before murder and mystery once again seek Ariel out, when she and her friend Katherine find the body of the elderly Madame Toussaint in the doorway of Katherine’s flea market shop.

Who would want to harm this lonely soul? Where is the bag the woman never leaves home without? And more importantly, where is her loyal, loving dog who never leaves her side? Could Raoul, Ariel’s stoic gardener, really have something to do with it? And could Madame Toussaint have been mixed up with the robberies increasing around the idyllic villages of France?

Despite warnings from the rather handsome Brigadier Allard, Ariel, with help from Katherine and Pippa, once again dons her sleuthing hat…

The first Château in Burgundy mystery is available in paperback!

Murder Visits a French Village

Ariel Shepard is devastated by the sudden loss of her husband, but nothing could have prepared her for inheriting the rundown French château they visited on their honeymoon four years ago. With finances tight she has no choice but to swap her Manhattan apartment and city lifestyle for a renovation project in a peaceful French village. But murder visits, and Ariel begins to suspect that her French village life will be anything but peaceful.

Bonus: Several of the much-loved characters from the first two French village mysteries pop up again in the new one because Katherine Goff, Pippa Hathaway, and nosy Madame Pomfort live in the village next to Ariel’s, and become her first friends.

“…a sympathetic amateur sleuth… and the mystery is nicely framed by a view of expat life in France…”

“The quirky village residents make this an appealing series debut… recommended for fans of M.L. Longworth, Martin Walker, and Serena Kent”
Library Journal

Susan’s first two French village mysteries:

Love and Death in Burgundy
Dressed for Death in Burgundy

“A comedy of errors full of amusing characters, a fine feeling for life in small-town France, and a suitably twisty mystery.”
Kirkus Reviews on Dressed for Death in Burgundy

“Francophiles will look forward to Katherine’s next adventure in Burgundy.”
Publishers Weekly on Dressed for Death in Burgundy

Dani is back! 

By popular demand, the 3-book series has been freshly re-published with custom illustrated covers. Available as handsome paperbacks and as e-books via Amazon, readers can enjoy Dani O’Rourke’s reluctant forays as a sleuth, the ongoing attentions of her charming, impulsive ex-husband, and the glamorous professional world in which she moves. Critically praised for the wit, charm, and clever plots, the full Dani O’Rourke series is once again in print.

Murder in the Abstract
The King's Jar
Mixed Up with Murder

“Fresh, fast-paced, and great fun.”
Library Journal

“Watching Dani thread her way through crowds of billionaires and mere millionaires is fine entertainment.”
Mystery Scene Magazine

“I love Dani O’Rourke! Savvy, witty, winning, and brave.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author