Susan Calder


A native of Montreal, Susan Calder worked as an insurance claims examiner before taking up writing at the age of 39. Susan moved west to Calgary in 1996 with her husband and two sons. She is the author of three novels and numerous short stories. Her work ranges from murder mystery to suspense and literary.

Susan teaches fiction writing courses and workshops at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and serves on the board of Calgary’s annual When Words Collide Festival for Readers and Writers. When she’s not writing or engaged in writing-related activities, Susan is likely to be travelling, hiking or visiting her sons and granddaughter in Ontario.

Author of Deadly Fall and Ten Days in Summer, books 1 & 2 of the Paula Savard mystery novel series set in Calgary and newly released in 2019 To Catch a Fox, a novel (BWL Ltd.)

“And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.” - Lennon-McCartney

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A Paula Savard Mystery
“Paula is an intelligent, determined, often critical (though in a good way) yet still compassionate sleuth, who is front and center in this mystery debut. She's a solidly developed character, one readers will want to get to know better, with an interesting supporting cast, which should serve her well in subsequent books. With possibly a new profession in hand, and her first case behind her, readers will look forward to seeing how she fares.” -- Mysterious Reviews
Ten Days in Summer
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Aug. 31!)


Winter's Rage
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Aug. 31!) Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2021 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A hit-and-run driver kills a pedestrian one cold winter’s night in Calgary, Alberta. The car’s owner insists he wasn’t driving. Insurance investigator Paula Savard sympathizes with the elderly man until she discovers his disturbing history and connection to the victim.
A Deadly Fall
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 2!) Words: 99,180. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2019 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Paula Savard’s life takes a dangerous turn when her childhood friend is murdered on Calgary’s Elbow River pathway. Evidence suggests her friend was coming to Paula for help with a desperate problem. The murder brings Paula into a world of entrepreneurs and politicians used to getting what they want.
To Catch a Fox
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Aug. 31!) Words: 101,310. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Julie Fox is on the run. A psychotic breakdown has shattered her career in Calgary, her marriage and her love for her child. Julie travels to California to search for her mother and learn the root of her problems.
Ten Days in Summer
Series: A Paula Savard Mystery. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Aug. 31!) Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its ten-day Stampede festival. When a hoarder dies in a suspicious house fire, adjuster Paula Savard sets the revelry aside to handle the property insurance claim. But Paula’s interviews with the hoarder’s bickering heirs raise questions. What are they hiding from each other and the police? Are they trying to help or to sabotage the investigation?