Susan Kiernan-Lewis Books

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Susan Kiernan-Lewis is a prolific American author that has written novels, short stories, stage plays, and screenplays. Susan’s father was in the military. As a result, the family was always moving. While some military children are driven to stay in one place when they grow up, Susan’s upbringing ignited in her a passion for traveling, which is why she is always on the move.

Order of Maggie Newberry Mysteries Series

1Murder On the Cote d’Azur / Murder in the South of France 2001Description / Buy
2Toujours Dead / Murder à la Carte 2001Description / Buy
3Murder in Provence 2011Description / Buy
4Murder in Paris 2013Description / Buy
5Murder in Aix 2013Description / Buy
6Murder in Nice 2014Description / Buy
7Murder in the Latin Quarter 2016Description / Buy
8Murder in the Abbey 2016Description / Buy
9Murder in the Bistro 2016Description / Buy
10A Provençal Christmas (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
11Murder in Cannes 2017Description / Buy
12Murder in Grenoble 2018Description / Buy
13Murder in the Vineyard 2018Description / Buy
14A Thanksgiving in Provence (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
15Murder in Arles 2019Description / Buy
16Murder in Marseille 2019Description / Buy
17Murder in Saint-Rémy 2019Description / Buy
18Murder à la Mode 2020Description / Buy
19Murder in Avignon 2020Description / Buy
20Murder in the Lavender 2021Description / Buy
21Murder in Mont St-Michel 2021Description / Buy

Order of Mia Kazmaroff Mysteries Series

1Walk Trot Die 2011Description / Buy
2Reckless 2014Description / Buy
3Shameless 2014Description / Buy
4Breathless 2014Description / Buy
5Heartless 2014Description / Buy
6Clueless 2016Description / Buy
7Ruthless / Hopeless 2016Description / Buy

Order of Tempus Fugitives Trilogy Series

1The Heidelberg Effect 2012Description / Buy
2The Cairo Effect 2013Description / Buy
3The Key West Effect 2014Description / Buy

Order of The Irish End Game Series

1Free Falling 2001Description / Buy
2Going Gone 2013Description / Buy
3Heading Home 2013Description / Buy
4Blind Sided 2015Description / Buy
5Rising Tides 2015Description / Buy
6Cold Comfort 2015Description / Buy
7Never Never 2015Description / Buy
8Wit's End 2016Description / Buy
9Dead On 2017Description / Buy
10White Out 2017Description / Buy
11Black Out 2018Description / Buy
12End Game 2019Description / Buy

Order of Finding Infinity Series

1Finding Infinity 2012Description / Buy

Order of Rowan & Ella Time Travel Adventure Series

1A Trespass in Time 2014Description / Buy
2Journey to the Lost Tomb 2014Description / Buy
3Race to World's End 2014Description / Buy

Order of Ella Out of Time Series

1Swept Away 2012Description / Buy
2Carried Away 2015Description / Buy
3Stolen Away 2015Description / Buy

Order of Stranded in Provence Series

1Parlez-Vous Murder? 2017Description / Buy
2Crime and Croissants 2017Description / Buy
3Accent on Murder 2017Description / Buy
4A Bad Eclair Day 2017Description / Buy
5A French Country Christmas (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
6Croak, Monsieur! 2018Description / Buy
7Death du Jour 2018Description / Buy
8Murder Tres Gauche 2018Description / Buy
9Wined and Died 2018Description / Buy

Order of American in Paris Mysteries Series

1Déjà Dead 2019Description / Buy
2Death by Cliché 2020Description / Buy
3Dying to be French 2020Description / Buy
4Ménage à Murder 2021Description / Buy
5Killing it in Paris 2021Description / Buy
6Deadly Faux Pas 2021Description / Buy
7Murder à la Drumstick 2021Description / Buy
8Murder Flambé 2022Description / Buy

Order of Susan Kiernan-Lewis Standalone Novels

1A Grave Mistake 2011Description / Buy
2Little Death by the Sea 2011Description / Buy
3Fear of Falling 2012Description / Buy

Order of Susan Kiernan-Lewis Short Stories/Novellas

1Last Train of Thought 2011Description / Buy
2Deadly Exposure 2012Description / Buy

Order of Susan Kiernan-Lewis Non-Fiction Books

1The French Women's Diet 2004Description / Buy
2How to Succeed as an Indie Author 2011Description / Buy
3Air Force Brat 2012Description / Buy
4Horse Crazy After Forty (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
5Laurent's Kitchen (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
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The author has lived in dozens of places over the years. She doesn’t like staying still. Of all the places she has visited, her favorite is France. Her family moved to the country for the first time when she was nine.

While her brothers attended an American school at an airbase, Susan was sent off to an all-girls convent school. The experience was highly rewarding. It allowed the author to immerse herself in the local culture. She also learned the language.

Susan was so fluent in French that her mother, who couldn’t speak the language, would rely on her to translate whenever they went shopping in Paris. She thinks fondly of those days. They made her feel special. She also enjoyed roaming the city, a habit she continued as an adult.

Life in France wasn’t easy. The family did not have access to modern amenities. Susan’s school had to make do with outdoor stalls rather than bathrooms. Their parents would shovel coal into a furnace to keep the house warm. Her brothers were tasked with killing the rats in the basement by throwing stones at them.

She would often join them in the hills whenever they threw pebbles at wild boars to get the animals to chase them. Susan Kiernan-Lewis doesn’t doubt that an adult would have found France in the 1960s tedious. But for a child, it was wonderful.

As far as her career is concerned, she started as an advertising copywriter. Her work allowed her to live in places like New Zealand and Florida. She worked with various shops. She eventually started a small business that allowed her to indulge in her love for France.

It also gave her an excuse to make frequent visits to the country. Susan’s entry into the publishing field was encouraged by the advent of indie publishing. She realized that self-published allowed authors of all backgrounds to bring their stories to the public without facing the exhausting hurdles that make traditional publishing so problematic.

The years she had spent as an advertising copywriter served Susan well. She was an extremely fast writer who started churning out mystery novels at an incredible rate. Naturally, she did not hesitate to set some of her stories in France.

She also made a point to use expatriates as her protagonists. The author wanted to tell stories about fish-out-of-water individuals that had to adapt to life in a new location even as they solved head-scratching mysteries. Expatriate protagonists enabled her to do just that.

Best Susan Kiernan-Lewis Books

A wife and mother, Susan has experimented with a variety of genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, and cozy mystery. Some of her best novels include:

Murder in the South of France: Maggie Newberry doesn’t have much to complain about. She has lived a privileged, sheltered life, and she enjoys the work she does as an advertising copywriter. Though, she will be the first to tell you that, at 34, she doesn’t like the fact that she hasn’t found ‘the one’ yet.

Maggie’s life takes an interesting turn when her sister dies. The two hadn’t seen each other in a while. The fact that her sister is dead isn’t Maggie’s only concern. She has a little niece that no one knew about. To find her, Maggie must fly to the south of France. There, she will attempt to make sense of the life her sister lived.

Free Falling: David and Sarah wanted a break from their busy lives in Jacksonville. So they packed their bags and flew to a rustic cottage in an isolated corner of Ireland. The objective was to relax and to spend time with one another.

They did not expect a devastating national incident to ruin everything. Now they must survive in the face of looters and starvation. They must learn to depend on one another in a world without phones, the internet, or electricity.

When Does The Next Susan Kiernan-Lewis book come out?

The next book by Susan Kiernan-Lewis is Murder in Mont St-Michel and will be released on October, 13th 2021. It is the newest book in the Maggie Newberry Mysteries Series.

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