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Susan Elia MacNeal

Susan Elia MacNeal is a writer and editor.Her editing clients book proposals have found representation at major literary agencies, including Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Peter Steinberg Agency and Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. Her clients books have been published by Penguin, Workman Publishing, Abrams Books and other major houses.In addition, she is the author of two non-fiction books, Wedding Zen: Calming Wisdom for the Bride and Infused: 100 Recipes for Infused Liquors and Cocktails, both published by Chronicle Books. Her writing has appeared in a large number of publications, including Time Out New York, Publishers Weekly, Dance Magazine and various publications of New York City Ballet.Susan is married and lives with her husband and young son in Brooklyn.

Genres: Historical Mystery
Non fiction
   Wedding Zen (2004)
   Infused (2006)
Barry Awards Best Paperback original winner (2013) : Mr. Churchill's Secretary
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : Mr. Churchill's Secretary
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2015) : Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2017) : The Paris Spy
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : The Queen's Accomplice

Susan Elia MacNeal recommends
The Graves (2017)
(Abby Endicott, book 2)
Pamela Wechsler
"A perfect mix of suspense, character, and authenticity. A wonderfully read."
The Burial Society (2018)
(Burial Society, book 1)
Nina Sadowsky
"Addicting and chilling . . . a smart, sophisticated, terrifying trip to the City of Light."
The Darkling Bride (2018)
Laura Andersen
"Perfect for fans of Possession, Rebecca, and Jane Eyre, The Darkling Bride hits all the sweet spots: an intelligent and feisty heroine with secrets of her own—check. A dilapidated Irish castle, complete with gorgeous library and handsome Lord—check. And not one but two intertwined mysteries—check. More, please!"
A Death of No Importance (2018)
(Jane Prescott, book 1)
Mariah Fredericks
"A taut, suspenseful, and complex murder mystery with gorgeous period detail."
Bound for Gold (2018)
(Peter Fallon, book 6)
William Martin
"Fans of rare book dealer Peter Fallon, rejoice?he’s back (with lady friend Evangeline Carrington, of course), unearthing family skeletons from the Gold Rush. Historic fact intertwines with vibrant fiction in this timely and relevant novel."
A Dangerous Duet (2018)
Karen Odden
"A captivating tale of mystery, history, and a dash of romance—with an ahead-of-her-time heroine who not only plays the piano with aplomb, but defies Victorian conventions, courts danger, and solves mysteries. Nell Hallam is a heroine to root for."
The Satapur Moonstone (2019)
(Perveen Mistry, book 2)
Sujata Massey
"An extraordinary heroine."

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