Coming Spring 2020

The Proof is in the Pudding

A Mystery Novel by Susan L. Pare'

After Detective Donovan receives the call that wealthy millionaire Barbara Stiverson has been brutally murdered, he knows solving this case will not be easy. Everyone who was close to her could be the killer, as millions of dollars are at stake and everyone wants their share. There is no doubt, in his mind, that this murder was close up and personal.

A few weeks later, at a birthday celebration, Donovan watches as the guest of honor takes his last breath, falls to the floor, and dies. Donovan suspects that he was poisoned by someone in his family, but there is no proof to confirm his suspicions. Slowly, one by one, he starts to eliminate members of the family until only one is left.

For weeks Donovan struggles to solve these two unrelated cases. However, as the evidence piles up, he can’t rule out the fact that one man may be responsible for both deaths.

 Coming Spring 2020

Electronics was not a word you heard used on a day to day basis. When parents wanted to call their kids home for dinner, they opened the door and yelled “dinner’s ready.” They didn’t call them on a cell phone or send them a text.

Second World War ended in the ‘40s and times were tough. Mothers stayed home and took care of the home while fathers worked ten to twelve hours a day to put food on the table.

Even so, it was a less complicated time. Families sat down at the table and ate their meals together, while discussing the events of the day. Children were respectful of their elders and minded their manners or paid the price. And, in most cases, they went to church on Sunday mornings.

To take a trip meant getting in the car and driving to a town to visit friends or relatives in a car that had no air conditioning.

This book will take you back to those days and let you into the world of the unusual upbringing of the author, born generations ago.


by Susan L. Pare'



Generations have passed but the chapters in this delightful book will remain embedded in the author’s mind forever. Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s is so far removed from growing up today that most children cannot even fathom life in those days.  

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                          Review by: Laurie Lawson -        July 18, 2016

What a wonderful night in Columbus with The Books and Beer Club. I was told it was the largest attendance that they had ever had. We had a delightful discussion about my book, The House on Ludington Street. I signed many books and met some super people. I wish to thank them for their hospitality. I had a great time.

 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