Irene Sauman


I am a retired historian living in Perth, Western Australia. I grew up and went to school in New South Wales, by the mighty Murray. Several generations of my father's family were involved with paddle steamers on the river, so this is the setting for my current cozy mystery series.
These days I live in a retirement centre, but manage to spend time with my three children and four grandchildren, and other extended family who all live in Perth. I'm a readaholic, tennis fan, awesome croquet player, and have a reasonably green thumb, which means not too much dies in my garden. There will be a croquet inspired murder mystery at some time, in a new series based in a retirement village. Well, they do say to write what you know.
My favourite authors-gone-by are Anthony Trollope, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Agatha Christie, but I don't restrict myself to mystery, by any means.
I can be contacted through her Facebook author page. I'm also on Goodreads, where I'm a member of the Aussie Readers group and several cozy mystery groups. My author website and Pinterest board showcase maps and photos relating to my Emma Berry Murray River Mystery series.

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A Body in the Woodpile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
What secrets are people keeping about the murdered woman’s life? As the Mary B journeys up river, collecting information, accidents, wool and passengers, including a rescued Jack Russell who earns his way, answers emerge. But when the final secret is revealed Emma wonders how well you ever really know anyone. An Emma Berry Murray River Australia cozy mystery.
A Use for Old Underwear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Don’t get on the wrong side of your local council. When Joan Miller returns home from a week away she is devastated to find that the new unit development next door has balconies looking into her pretty and previously private back yard. It’s all Mayor Jolley’s fault. She should never have taken him to task about that speed hump. Can she beat the system? A humorous short story.
Saddled with Death
Price: Free! Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
As if a home with a terminally ill woman isn’t enough without adding murder to the mix. Emma is charged by the dying woman with finding out what happened. Her questions raise ire and opposition but it seems everyone had opportunity and motive. Are family more deadly than strangers?
A Gem of a Problem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,640. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
As if losing Sam wasn’t enough, now she must deal with what he has left behind. A package, containing something of great value, is missing after the sinking of the paddle-steamer Mary B and the Major is desperate for its return. If only Daniel wasn’t blaming her for everything.

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