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Susan Spann began reading precociously and voraciously from her preschool days in Santa Monica, California, and as a child read everything from National Geographic to Agatha Christie. In high school, she once turned a short-story assignment into a full-length fantasy novel (which, fortunately, will never see the light of day).

A yearning to experience different cultures sent Susan to Tufts University in Boston, where she immersed herself in the history and culture of China and Japan. After earning an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies, Susan diverted to law school. She returned to California to practice law, where her continuing love of books has led her to specialize in intellectual property, business and publishing contracts.

Susans interest in Japanese history, martial arts, and mystery inspired her to write the Shinobi Mystery series featuring Hiro Hattori, a sixteenth-century ninja who brings murderers to justice with the help of Father Mateo, a Portuguese Jesuit priest.

Genres: Historical Mystery
 
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The Bloody Black Flag (2017)
(Spider John Mystery, book 1)
Steve Goble
"A page-turning, high seas adventure filled with pirates, murder, and mystery. Steve Goble's debut novel is a thrilling, action-packed adventure featuring a piratical sleuth whose wits are as sharp as his blade."
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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (2017)
(Anna Blanc Mystery, book 2)
Jennifer Kincheloe
"A twisting roller-coaster ride through 1908 Los Angeles, with one of the funniest, most engaging detectives readers will ever meet. The Woman in the Camphor Trunk is the perfect blend of mystery and wit—a real page-turner and an absolute delight."

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