A MOST UNUSUAL MURDER
It’s Lisa Mortimer’s wedding day. The weather has cooperated and it’s perfect for an outdoor wedding in the back yard of her millionaire parent’s home. Just as the wedding vows are about to be exchanged, three shots ring out. Two people suffer gun wounds, one fatally.
Lieutenant Michael Langsford is a long-time friend of the Mortimers and a guest at the wedding. As he and his men rush to find the killer, another body is found and the groom is missing.
Just when you are sure you know who the murderers are, another twist in the story sends you in a different direction, making this the most unusual case that Langsford has ever worked.
Another very entertaining book from Susan. It pulled me in right from the start, and then just kept getting more an more intriguing. Susan always creates interesting characters, along with many plot twists and turns as the story progresses, and this story keeps one guessing all the way through. I like that she writes in a very everyday simple manner by not throwing in all sorts of fancy or difficult words, that are not commonly used by most people in their daily lives. Susan can sometimes end her stories by leaving the reader to come up with their own conclusions, but not this time, the ending to this story is awesome, especially for one particular character, loved it. A very fast and easy fun read.
Cassie’s Cookies - A Mystery Novel
A rocky romance leaves Kate beaten, bruised, and seeking revenge against her ex-boyfriend, Mark. Arrogant enough to believe she can commit a perfect murder; she buys a gun. However, when Mark, is found shot, the gun Kate bought isn’t the murder weapon.
Detective Morris is sure that Kate is the killer, but he has no concrete evidence to arrest her. Then, a few weeks later, another body is found, murdered with the same gun as Kate’s ex. Although Kate is the only one with a motive, she is hundreds of miles away from the murder scene.
Is Kate constantly a step ahead of Detective Morris and has she committed not one but two perfect murders? Will Morris finally get the evidence he needs to arrest and convict her? Or, will these two murders go cold?
If you enjoy surprises, you’re going to love this book. I guarantee you’ve never read a murder mystery like this.
Comments from a reader of Cassie's Cookies 6/25/22
Bravo, I finished it last night and thoroughly enjoyed reading about both and a very interesting way of how you crafted this. Also like the clever way you got the book title back into the story at the end. Your stories have always been interesting, but from the writing concept of a book, I would say this is the best so far. I will anxiously await the next story that you come up with.
No matter how sophisticated a reader you are, Crossing Sydney is going to surprise you. A unique plot that keeps you riveted until the very end where you'll find yourself going back to read the last few pages just in case you missed something. You didn't - you were delightfully and masterfully tricked.
Review by: Laurie Lawson - July 18, 2016
The Mayor's Son
A simple town, a simple time ... and two ghastly crimes. Having grown up in small town America, I appreciated the undercurrents throughout the story. Cops, parents, friends and neighbors thinking the know everything there is to know about the goings-on around town ... only to find out otherwise. I found Susan's work to be an entertaining read that flowed well, kept me engaged, and provided a sufficient amount of suspense all the way to the surprise ending. Well done ...
Review by: Kevin Quamme - Sept. 21, 2017