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Susan Fleet

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in Massachusetts, The United States




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Music & Mayhem is my game. Started my trumpet career in my teens, got into the mayhem later. My print journalist father taught me how to play pool in the police station. Maybe that's how I discovered my dark side.

After gigging on trumpet in the Boston area for many years (while teaching at Brown University and Berklee College of Music), I moved to New Orleans, which became the setting for my crime thrillers. Scroll down and check the video trailers for DIVA and ABSOLUTION.

I survived Katrina, but moved back to Boston in 2010. On my website I post profiles of women musicians and just began a blog, DARK DEEDS, about serial killers, stalkers and domestic homicides. Please come visit!!

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Susan Fleet I've always loved the Gardner Museum in Boston and visited it many times. So when my favorite Vermeer, The Concert, was stolen in 1990, I was…moreI've always loved the Gardner Museum in Boston and visited it many times. So when my favorite Vermeer, The Concert, was stolen in 1990, I was devastated. The paintings have never been found. My latest novel, Natalie's Art, is about another heist at the Gardner, twenty years after the previous heist. And it's just come out today! (less)
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Natalie's Revenge (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Murder and revenge in New Orleans. Vol. 3 in the Frank Renzi mystery series. TWO MURDERS TWENTY YEARS APART. 1988: Ten-year-old Natalie is devastated when police find her call girl mother murdered in a New Orleans hotel. Like the dragon tattoo girl, Natalie wants revenge. Her relentless hunt for the killer takes her from dancing in New York City strip clubs to working as a call girl in Paris. And back to the Big Easy, with a gun. 2008: New Orleans Police Detective Frank Renzi investigates the murder of a VIP businessman in a French Quarter hotel. Is it revenge for the 1988 murder? When the killings continue, Renzi pursues the elusive Natalie. Is she the killer? Or just another call girl? Don't miss the exciting showdown between Natalie and Frank Renzi.
DIVA (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: Flute soloist Belinda Scully wants to be a star, but fame can be dangerous. A sexually-obsessed fan is stalking her ... NOPD detective Frank Renzi returns in this psychological thriller set in post-Katrina New Orleans. "absolutely riveting" -- Stanley D. Crow "Fleet weaves a web of danger and charges it with raw emotion ... another nail-biting page-turner." -- K.G. Hunt "Great character development ... a really good story that will keep readers on their toes ... Diva is a very suspenseful book!" -- Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Absolution (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A twisted killer preys on young women in New Orleans, where everyone has something to hide, including NOPD detective Frank Renzi. Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church . . .
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message 8: by Susan

Susan You're welcome, Beth, and thank YOU for your many helpful comments on the MurderMustAdvertise list. I save a copy of your explanation of how to give a book away on Goodreads. Since my next suspense thriller, DIVA, is just coming out, I'll probably do one and see how it goes.

message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Susan,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!

message 6: by Susan

Susan Best of luck to you with your books as well! Happy to be your friend. Good to know I'm not the only woman writing crime thrillers

message 5: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Susan,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on Absolution. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a marvelous weekend. Warmest regards.

message 4: by Susan

Susan Thanks Ed. Your books sound interesting, too. Best of luck with it!


message 3: by Ed

Ed Hi Susan, Thank you for reaching out with your friend invite. The very best for your new crime thriller. It sounds interesting. Have a great week and 2009.


message 2: by Susan

Susan Hi Rosemary, great to hear from you! I've been here for a while, but busy-ness prevented me from being active until recently, so many things to do, too little time.

Thanks for the lovely comment about my CD. I continue to sell a few from my website, most recently from a former student of mine from 20 years ago! Amazing how the Internet connects us all.

Rosemary Susan, what a delight to see you on Goodreads! I continue to enjoy your beautiful trumpet CD when I need a lift on my commute.

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