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Susan Holmes: Write Monday
In praise of dog mystery books with female protagonists, please met author, Susan Holmes. We connected on WordPress.com and follow each other’s blogs. That seems to be the strength and high point of blogging on this platform of WordPress, connecting with other writers and readers. After all every writer at sometime and for inspiration reads with a passion. So I invite you to read Holmes’ blog and books.
As a taste of her fiction, Susan Holmes offers seven links to her first book in her series A Waterside Kennel Mystery. If you have an appetite for mystery go and sample a link or two or five at Dog Mysteries Book 1.
Susan Holmes: a great storyteller
About author Susan Holmes
“Her third book, Deadly Ties is the first in the Waterside Kennels mystery series. The series is set in northwest Arkansas using both real and fictional settings. In pursuit of authentic material for the series, she joined Search and Rescue exercises, ventured deep into caves, and followed the trail of Ozark legends. Years working as a publicist for professional artists provided the background for the art elements of the story. Technical details came from experts in the fields of bioarcheology, forensic anthropology, and even fire sciences. She worked closely with dog trainers, kennel owners, and veterinarians to create an environment that dog lovers are sure to recognize and appreciate.” About Dog Mysteries Web Page
Quoting her book reviews
“A suspenseful page-turner: If you are looking for an engrossing whodunit with keep-you-guessing plot twists, strong characterization, and a fascinating Ozarks setting, I highly recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Keep them coming, Dr. Susan Holmes”! –Rackerman October 17, 2013
“This book is a must read! A suspenseful story, charming characters and attention to detail made me feel like I was in the Ozarks. If you want a book that will keep you guessing, this is the one for you. I cannot wait until the next book in the series!” –Jennifer J. Ryan October 27, 2013
“A Compelling Mystery: Brava, Susan Holmes! I loved Deadly Ties. I loved that it takes place literally in my own back yard. The story kept my attention throughout. The writing is great, the detail believable and the plot twists truly surprising. I’m looking forward to seeing the series continue. I can’t wait to find out what my neighbors are up to next.” –Judith Tavano November 24, 2013
“First rate!: I couldn’t put this book down! Enough plot twists to keep you guessing with dash of romance, and of course dogs!” –Sueg628 January 16, 2014
“Woof Woof Wonderful: Great setting, lively, interesting characters and the suspense keeps building to red-herring twist at the end. Had to stay up all night on a work night reading this one and want to read MORE. SOON.” –Black Belt Granny March 25, 2014
“Perfectly captures the culture and beauty of my home state, presenting an intriguing, masterful mystery along the way… a thrilling read!” – Jack R. Cotner, author of Mystery Of The Death Hearth and Storytellin’: True And Fictional Short Stories Of Arkansas
“This latest book is not only the first novel of a new mystery series, it’s a first class piece of storytelling. Excellently paced and plotted, it’s filled with characters who, like real people, can give you a sudden jolt by revealing an unsuspected side. The Ozark mountain setting is vivid both as a realistic background and a place haunted by legends. Holmes creates a compelling puzzle in which old wrongs and rumors reach out from a past that is anything but dead—but nonetheless deadly indeed.” – Bethany Campbell, nationally bestselling author of Whose Little Girl Are You? and See How They Run
“This course will explore the role of female sleuths in American and British mystery fiction. The first session will introduce types of female characters—both amateur and professional—in crime solving fictional roles. We’ll explore the differences in character roles and responsibilities within the context of the genre.”
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