More About the Author
Born and raised in New England, Suzanne Young has worked as a writer, an editor and a computer programmer/analyst since earning her degree in English from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Among her publishing credits is the first chapter in POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, chronicling the evolution of police performance measures in the U.S. A resident of Colorado for over 40 years, Suzanne retired from software development in the fall of 2010 to write fiction full time. A member of Denver Woman's Press Club, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime, she is also a graduate of the Arvada (Colorado) Citizens Police Academy.
Learn more about Suzanne at www.SuzanneYoungBooks.com. Visit the "Signings" page to learn of upcoming events, as well as to view photos of past appearances and television interviews.
As for the mystery series ... In her debut, MURDER BY YEW, Rhode Islander Edna Davies, an amateur herbalist, becomes the prime suspect when her handyman dies of taxine poisoning. Nearly certain that she hadn't concocted a poisonous potion and desperate to save herself from arrest, Edna taps into strengths she never before realized she possessed. Shunned by the townsfolk, questioned by the police, and threatened by thieves, she follows the clues of a forty-year-old disappearance to capture a killer.
Second in the series, MURDER BY PROXY finds Edna in Colorado on an errand of mercy where she learns how easily computers might mask someone's death. Challenged to find a missing woman, Edna uncovers more than one murder as she races to prevent another.
Her third adventure, MURDER BY MISHAP, finds Edna back in Rhode Island where she discovers a valuable heirloom brooch that solves a 50-year-old mystery but precipitates a murder. As she tries to make sense of the killing, Edna realizes more than one person is hiding behind a false identity. She must determine who is friend and who is foe before another person dies.
In her latest predicament, MURDER BY CHRISTMAS, Edna is delayed in her family holiday plans by a winter storm, an invalid husband and a disappearing neighbor, but a murder might make her miss Christmas altogether.
Proceeds from Suzanne's book sales help to benefit such causes as Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Arvada Food Bank, Angels Unaware (AngelsUnaware.net), Barnwater Cats and other local animal rescue groups.