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The granddaughter of children’s author Lillie V. Albrecht (author of Deborah Remembers, The Spinning Wheel Secret, and three other historicals, all now available for Kindle), Susanne Alleyn definitely doesn’t write for children, unless, like her, they have found guillotines, high drama, and the French Revolution fascinating since the age of ten or so.

Susanne grew up in Massachusetts and New York City. After studying acting and singing, and earning a B.F.A. in theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Susanne eventually came to the conclusion that, as an actor, she was quite a good writer, and that sending out manuscripts to editors and agents was still easier on the nerves than going to auditions. (She can, nevertheless,
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"A young woman of reputable status is found dead in her blackmailer’s apartment in post-Revolutionary France. Tortured by the events in his own past, undercover police agent Aristide Ravel is called upon to investigate these crimes and soon finds h..." Read more of this review »
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"Set during the French Revolution. A detective novel with many twists and turns. Good insight into life at the time. Good characters and motives. "
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“The English criminal code, later known as the "Bloody Code," was brutal in the late 18th century. By the time the first legal reforms were enacted in 1826, 220 crimes—many of them relatively petty crimes against property as Dickens describes in the rest of the paragraph—were punishable by death.”
Susanne Alleyn, A Tale of Two Cities: A Reader's Companion: With Embedded Notes

“Everybody present, except the one wigged gentleman who looked at the ceiling, stared at him. All the human breath in the place, rolled at him, like a sea, or a wind, or a fire. Eager faces strained round pillars and corners, to get a sight of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody's cost, to a view of him—stood a-tiptoe, got upon ledges, stood upon next to nothing, to see every inch of him.”
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Susanne Reading and writing, cool! Thanks!


Jeannie and Louis Rigod Susanne,

Thank you for your friendship. Your books look interesting. Have a happy Spring/Summer of reading/Writing.

Jeannie and Louis


Susanne Thanks, Beth!


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Beth Hi Susanne,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


Daniel
Susanne, I've added Game of Patience, A Treasury of Regrets and your other book A Far Better Rest to my to-read list.


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