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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, Historical
Maggie Hope
   1. Mr. Churchill's Secretary (2012)
   2. Princess Elizabeth's Spy (2012)
   3. His Majesty's Hope (2013)
   4. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent (2014)
   5. Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante (2015)
   6. The Queen's Accomplice (2016)
   7. The Paris Spy (2017)
   8. The Prisoner in the Castle (2018)
   9. The King's Justice (2020)
   10. The Hollywood Spy (2021)
   11. The Last Hope (2024)
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
A Traitor in Whitehall (2023)
(Evelyne Redfern, book 1)
Julia Kelly
"In Winston Churchill's London underground bunker, Kelly spins an Agatha Christie-esque mystery featuring-who else?-one of Mr. Churchill's whip-smart secretaries, of course! A thoroughly delightful and well-researched novel of London during the Blitz."
The Lindbergh Nanny (2022)
Mariah Fredericks
"A compelling, fast-paced, and always humane keyhole view of the kidnapping, murder, and criminal investigation of golden-boy aviator Charles Lindbergh's son--from the below-stairs nanny, Betty Gow--who must find the real killer to avoid being charged herself. A fresh, penetrating, and profound take on "the crime of the century."
A Killing in Costumes (2022)
(Hollywood Treasures Mystery, book 1)
Zac Bissonnette
"Perfect for viewers of Turner Classic films, A Killing in Costumes is an exuberant tale of movies, murder, revenge, and, ultimately, friendship. Told through the angle of Hollywood memorabilia collecting, readers glimpse the glamor and glitz of the silver screen, along with another--not so pretty--view of Hollywood behind-the-scenes."
Die Around Sundown (2022)
(Henri Lefort Mysteries, book 1)
Mark Pryor
"Atmospheric and chills and thrills in equal measure."
Love & Saffron (2022)
Kim Fay
"In the footsteps of Laurie Colwin and Ruth Reichl, Love & Saffron is a beautiful, gentle, intimate exploration of food and friendship, as well as life, loss, and love."
Down a Dark River (2021)
(Inspector Michael Corravan, book 1)
Karen Odden
"This twisty-turn-y mystery introducing a new and charismatic detective will delight readers also looking for well-researched history."

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