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Kate Nash was once a homicide detective. Her career ended when she was called to help solve a murder and the victim was her husband.Kate and her best friend, Amy Perkin, end up in worlds of trouble when they try to solve murders; beginning with Kate’s husband’s.Kate’s boyfriend is Ryan Meade, one of the richest men in St. Louis. He wants to help her financially but Kate and Amy insists they can do it alone. The first in the series, Finding Lizzy Smith, is a page turner. Susan Keene, the author, guarantees; no matter how good of a sleuth you are, you will never guess who the murderer is in these fast paced murder mysteries.Book Two Who’s Roxy Watkins? is also on Amazon as is book three, The Untimely Death of Ivy Tucker. Book four will be ready for publication June of 2021. Jump on the band wagon and get to know Kate, Amy, Ryan, Nathan and Kate’s charming dog, Chili




The lastest Arizona Summers book, MOTHERS, MIRACLES AND MISTLETOE


Moonstone Lake has its 25 th annual Festival of Lights. The entire town is excited until the killing begins.

Arizona, Lewis, the head chef, and Aunt Sandy put together a cooking contest.( the winning recipes will be in the back of the book). Nutmeg, the worlds smartest dog, saves the day more than once.

Chief Keith Wesley and Arizona fight crime together once he realized she would butt in whether he wanted her to or not.

Emma, Ary’s mother, and her friends open a booth at the festival. We find out Aunt Sandy is on the sniper’s list. Connecting the murders is nearly impossible. It takes a conversation with Emma to get the  investigation on the right track.

Arizona is asked to be the official festival photographer.  She gets rattled when she begans to take pictues of a woman no one else sees.



The third book in the Arizona Summers Mysteries.

 Join Arizona and her friends as they solve another murder.

Arizona takes up photography and on her first outing she inadvertently takes pictures of a body in the woods.

They find out many men have been found dead in the woods around Moonstone Lake over the past twenty-five years. Join the fun and find out how they track down a killer.

Arizona’s Mom, Emma, is not in her apartment. Aunt Sandy and Arizona realize she has been gone for days and they didn’t know it.

Aunt Sandy’s new love interest might be involved in the murders. Arizona confronts him. Nutmeg intervenes and is badly injured.

The murderer tries to befriend Arizona.

The recipes from a baby shower are in the back of the book. They include Fried Deviled Eggs, Creamy olive dressing, soufflés made with Crescent rolls and more.



  The High Steaks Murder, An Arizona Summers Mystery Book 2 

One of Arizona friends, Liz Austin, finds her x-husband in sad shape. He dies

 in her arms. He left Liz five years before without a word.  Not only that, he was murdered outside Liz’s apartment. Arizona and her friends try to solve the case with the help of Nutmeg, the smartest dog in the world.

More sparks fly between Ary and Keith. Mom lands in jail and Aunt Sandy meets a man.

Join us on the adventure. Follow the link to get your copy today.



The Wedding Cake Murder, An Arizona Summers Mystery Book 1

THE BODY OF A WOMAN who insulted everyone she met on her short trip to Moonstone Lake is found floating in the lake. Is it a murder or an accident?

Arizona Summers and her psychic dog Nutmeg love to solve crimes. The new chief Keith Wesley makes it clear he doesn’t want her help. Once he realizes Arizona is the go-to person with whom the townspeople share their deepest and darkest secrets. The handsome new chief tries to get back in Arizona’s good graces but she doesn’t make it easy.
It’s hard for Ary to keep the restaurant she owns running smoothly when her mother, Emma causes chaos at every turn. Even her Aunt Sandy, who referees her sister and niece, shakes her head at Emma’s shenanigans.

Join the fun and the humor of this great mystery series. Get your copy today.



Finding Lizzy Smith, A Kate Nash Mystery Book 1

Kate Nash, a St. Louis detective turned private investigator, becomes the central figure in a multiple homicide case—one of the victims was her husband. Now her friend and old college roommate, Lizzy Smith, is missing and presumed kidnapped. As the mystery unfolds, Kate realizes that whoever is behind the killings is out to destroy her and everyone close to her. Will they succeed?

Finding Lizzy Smith on Amazon

Who’s Roxy Watkins, A Kate Nash Mystery Book 2

One day Kate Nash was a private investigator. She had a thriving enterprise, a supportive boyfriend, and the perfect business partner. The next day she was arrested for murder. “It’s not me. I don’t care what you see on the surveillance tape. I was at home asleep.”

The police showed her the film. She couldn’t tell the difference between herself and the woman on the video. She had been a detective long enough to know people spent the rest of their lives in prison on less evidence than the police had on her.

She couldn’t come up with an explanation for who the person could be or where she came from. When she did found out, it changed her life forever.

Who’s Roxy Watkins on Amazon

The Untimely Death of Ivy Tucker (The Kate Nash Mysteries Book 3)

Kate put her hands on her hips in exasperation. “Roger, I don’t know what else to tell you. I opened the door to pick up the Sunday paper and her body fell inside.”

The Tucker family planned the perfect vacation. They wanted to sail down the Sea of California, around the Baja, to the Sea of Cortez and explore the Mexican mainland. They were never seen alive again and the boat was never found.

How does Ivy Tucker end up dead on Kate Nash’s front porch ten years after the family was presumed lost at sea? Did anyone else survive the tragedy?

Kate Nash will not rest until she finds an answer. What is so important someone would rather kill Kate and her friends than have them learn the truth?

Don’t miss the adventure. Reserve your copy today.

The Untimely Death of Ivy Tucker on Amazon

The Twisted Mind of Cletus Compton

A mystery thriller/crime novel. FBI agents, a local sheriff, and a profiler set out to catch Cletus Compton and his brother Warren. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Twisted Mind of Cletus Compton on Amazon!

Tattered WingsTattered Wing

A mystery/suspense about a young boy who kills. Delve into his past and see what makes a murderer. Follow Ian Mathews , a self-indulgent attorney who takes the case. It brings his personal life to the forefront for everyone to see and helps him grow into a decent human being.

Tattered Wings on Amazon