Susan Grossey

Biography

My name is Susan Grossey. I graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a degree in English, and then taught secondary English for two years before realising that the National Curriculum was designed primarily to extinguish every spark of creativity in its teachers. I then became a technical author, and reached the pinnacle of this profession when I was asked to document the workings of a choc-ice wrapping machine in Cardiff, while wearing a fetching blue hairnet (which I forgot to remove until it was pointed out by a cashier in a petrol station on the M4).

From this unbeatable high point I moved into technical training, and one day was asked to help with a staff manual on fraud prevention. As I wrote the chapter on money laundering, I realised that here was a topic that could keep my interest for years – and so it has proved. Since 1998, I have been self-employed as an anti-money laundering consultant, providing training and strategic advice and writing policies and procedures for clients in many countries. As part of my job, I have written several non-fiction books with exciting titles like “Money Laundering: A Training Strategy”, “The Money Laundering Officer’s Practical Handbook” and “Anti-Money Laundering: A Guide for the Non-Executive Director”.

However, even this is not enough financial crime for me, and in my spare evenings and weekends I write fiction – but always with financial crime at the heart of it.

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Books

Faith, Hope and Trickery
Series: The Sam Plank Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Rose Welford, the wife of a bootmaker, is smothered in her bed in the summer of 1828. Her husband quickly confesses to the crime, claiming that a message from beyond the grave told him to do it. In this fifth novel in the series, Constable Sam Plank is drawn into matters beyond his understanding.
Portraits of Pretence
Series: The Sam Plank Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An elderly French artist is found dead in his rooms in London clutching a miniature portrait of a little girl. In this fourth novel in the series, Constable Sam Plank delves into the world of art dealing and finds himself navigating the fragile post-war relationship between England and France
Worm in the Blossom
Series: The Sam Plank Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the stifling summer of 1826, the death of a young man in Hyde Park uncovers a web of blackmail and corruption so far-reaching that even the redoubtable Constable Sam Plank is shocked. Susan Grossey’s third Sam Plank novel plunges the magistrates’ constable, his determined wife Martha and his protégé William Wilson into a dark and desperate world.
The Man in the Canary Waistcoat
Series: The Sam Plank Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this new mystery, Constable Sam Plank suspects there may be a link between a suicide, an embezzler, an arsonist and a thief in Regency London. As his steadfast wife becomes involved in his investigations, and with a keen young police officer now under his command, Sam finds himself leading them all into a confrontation with some ruthless and brutal adversaries.
Fatal Forgery
Series: The Sam Plank Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,430. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It is 1824, and trust in the virtual money of the day – new paper financial instruments – is so fragile that anyone forging them is sent to the scaffold. So why would one of London’s most respected bankers start forging his clients’ signatures? Sent to arrest Henry Fauntleroy, Constable Samuel Plank is determined to find out why the banker has risked his reputation - and his neck.

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art forgery    banking    blackmail    corruption    crime    detective    embezzlement    financial crime    forgery    fraud    investment    london    london 1800s    magistrate    police    regency    religion    whydunit