Baby Boomer Mysteries

The Newest in the Series

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Baby Boomer Mysteries. 

This series takes a light-hearted look at issues facing the 76 million members of the Baby Boomer generation:

Retirement Can Be Murder,  Moving Can Be Murder,  Marriage Can Be Murder,  Class Reunions Can Be Murder,  Funerals Can Be Murder,  Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder,  Dieting Can Be Murder, In-Laws Can Be Murder, Politics Can Be Murder, Mistletoe Can Be Murder.

The Newest Baby Boomer Mystery, Masquerades Can Be Murder 
Carol Andrews is a happy woman. Her retired husband Jim finally has a project that will get him out of the house and out of her hair every day--organizing the reenactment of the town's 1779 Revolutionary War battle. While Jim's focused on meetings and marching practices, Carol plans to shop 'til she drops (using her secret credit card) and enjoy frequent lunches with her friends.
The unexpected appearance of Elizabeth Porter, a ghost who's been hanging out in Carol's house for over two hundred years, forces her to cancel her plans. Elizabeth tells Carol that during the original battle, she murdered her abusive husband and got away with it. She's not allowed to pass over to the Other Side until she confesses her crime to someone and receives forgiveness. After two centuries of waiting for the right person, Elizabeth's picked Carol.

As Carol begins to doubt her own sanity, a member of the battle reenactment committee is murdered, and her best friend Nancy becomes the number one suspect. Ignoring Jim's orders to stay out of the case and let the police do their job, a frantic Carol teams up with her resident ghost to find the real killer before it's too late. Available on Amazon here 
For the Holidays, Mistletoe Can Be Murder
Carol is planning her grandson CJ's first Christmas down to the last detail. What she didn't plan for is a furnace fiasco, the unexpected appearance of CJ's Other Grandmother, Margo, and her new boyfriend, a family feud, a stolen credit card and murder. When Margo's boyfriend becomes the police's chief suspect, Carol is forced to add crime-solving to her holiday to-do list before Santa can come down the chimney. From Suspense Publishing on Amazon here.
In Any Election Year, Politics Can Be Murder
Carol eagerly signs on to manage the election campaign of a new female political candidate. But when the always nosy Carol goes beyond her job description and starts asking too many questions, she discovers that politics can be a murky world of hidden secrets, greed, and murder. Available on Amazon from Suspense Publishing.
Baby Boomer Mystery #8, In-Laws Can Be Murder
Two grandmothers, Carol and Margo, clash over a long-awaited first grandchild. But, after Margo thinks she's committed a murder (and then vanishes), Carol must step in and crack the case before the police get involved. Also available on Amazon from Suspense Publishing, In-Laws Can Be Murder.
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Also on Amazon, from Suspense Publishing, Dieting Can Be Murder

There’s a little too much to love about Carol Andrews these days, thanks to the extra calories she consumed during her second honeymoon in Florida with her husband, Jim.  Determined to shed the extra pounds before the birth of her first grandchild, Carol joins Tummy Trimmers, a new, holistic approach to fighting—and winning—the battle of the bulge. But her weight loss regimen is interrupted by another group member, who collapses on Carol, right after completing a meditation exercise to help lose weight, and then dies. When the evidence points to murder, the always curious Carol can’t resist adding sleuthing to her personal weight loss routine.


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Since January 1, 2006, Baby Boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 8,000 a day, and coming face to face with how to define, and re-define, our “golden” years. Being part of this national phenomenon inspired me to write this mystery series. The first book, Retirement Can Be Murder, tackles the potential emotional impact of retirement on a typical Baby Boomer couple, Jim and Carol Andrews.
Carol dreads Jim's impending retirement more than a root canal without Novocain. She can't imagine anything worse than an at-home husband with time on his hands and nothing to fill it -- except interfering the day-to-day activities of their houshold and driver her crazy. Until her plans to stall Jim's retirement result in her husband being suspected of murdering his retirement coach.

As the series continues, I'm doing lots of author talks and signings. The stories other wives have shared with me about their husbands' retirement have been both funny and poignant. I'm thrilled to say that Retirement Can Be Murder has gotten terrific reviews. Midwest Book Review calls it "an entertaining and lighthearted read from a real pro. The Baby Boomer mysteries promise to be as germane as 'Murder She Wrote.' It would make a great television series." And Booklist says, "We'll look forward to more Boomer mysteries in the years to come....Pure fun."  
A little about Susan: I've been a feature writer, drama critic, and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and divide my time between Florida and Cape Cod, MA. I share my life with husband Joe and English cocker spaniels, Boomer and Lilly. 
Check out Retirement Can Be Murder, Moving Can Be Murder, Marriage Can Be Murder, Class Reunions Can Be Murder, Funerals Can Be Murder, Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder and Dieting Can Be Murder, all on
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