Susan Schreyer lives in Washington State with her husband, two teenage children, and some cats. The horse lives within easy driving distance. When not working diligently writing articles for worthy publications or about people in the next town being murdered, Susan trains horses and teaches people how to ride them. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and is co-president of the Puget Sound Chapter of SinC.
Paul and Thea suspect his ex-wife has been set up to take the rap for murdering a jewelry courier, but the only sure place their investigation is taking them is straight into a quagmire of lies and deceptions from dirty-dealing family members, uncooperative law enforcement and a devious criminal.
2015 EPIC Award Finalist SHOOTING TO KILL delivers the fast-paced story with unexpected twists that readers have come to look forward to from author Susan Schreyer.
The events that occur after the sudden death of her horse’s veterinarian are nothing Thea Campbell ever planned. Among them is a secret. The deal Thea and Paul Hudson strike to keep it will drive them straight into the heart of danger.
A human skeleton is the last thing Thea Campbell and fiancé Paul Hudson expect to find buried in their own yard. As the town of Snohomish, Washington erupts with excitement over a fantasized pirate treasure and the ghost guarding it, someone is working overtime to destroy all evidence of a decades-old crime, and Thea and Paul could be walking straight into a trap.
When Thea's long time friend is arrested for murdering her wealthy husband, Thea and boyfriend Paul vow to clear her. But they are caught between warring business partners jockeying for control and slighted family members turning ruthless. The investigation twists with the arrival of an old nemesis who is capable of orchestrating not only the murder but the grave danger stalking Thea and Paul.
Thea intends to clear Paul of suspicion in the theft of valuable fossils as well as the murder of a fellow professor. But Paul won't tell her what's going on, and someone is trying to kill her. She has no inkling how deep or personal the levels of deception will run, or that the price of her pursuit of truth will be blood.
Thea Campbell goes out for revenge when the one person who is simultaneously the most likely and least likely candidate for thief steals her horse. But Thea is wrong. As close to dead wrong as she ever wishes to get.
Nora Lassiter is a complex combination of seeming contradictory traits expertly packaged up into a delightful character you won't soon forget. And she's not the only character in this fast paced, fun mystery you'll love. This is one of those books you won't want to take to the doctor's office -- it's laugh out loud funny, and you'll miss your appointment because you won't want to put it down. Can't wait to read more by Ms. Fagan!