Susan McBride

Susan McBride is the USA Today Bestselling author of Blue Blood and the Lefty Award-winning, Anthony Award-nominated Debutante Dropout Mysteries (HarperCollins/Avon), which also include The Good Girl’s Guide to MurderThe Lone Star Lonely Hearts ClubNight of the Living DebToo Pretty To Die, and Say Yes to the Death. Susan’s other bestselling mystery series debuted in 2014 from HarperCollins and feature puzzle-loving, 75-year-old Helen Evans. All four Helen Evans Investigates books were updated and released by Joffe Books, a UK publisher, in February 2024: To Helen BackMad as HelenNot a Chance in Helen and Come Helen High Water.

A darker mystery featuring Texas police detective Jo Larsen, Walk Into Silence, was released in December 2016 by Thomas & Mercer and hit #1 in the US and UK (and #3 in Australia) for paid Kindle. The second Jo Larsen book, Walk a Crooked Line, was released in July 2018.

Susan’s books include several YA titles from Delacorte/Random House: Very Bad Things (2014), Love, Lies & Texas Dips (2009) and The Debs (2008).

Susan has penned three women’s fiction titles: The Truth About Love & Lightning, featured in Target’s Emerging Authors program, a Midwest Connections Pick, and dubbed “a poignant page-turner” by Publishers WeeklyLittle Black Dress, a book club favorite and Target Recommended Read; and The Cougar Club, a Target Bookmarked Breakout Title and a Midwest Connections Pick. Foreign editions of Susan’s books have been published in France, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Lithuania.

Susan has a short memoir available from HarperCollins: In the Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After 40, which tells her tale of becoming an “accidental Cougar” and marrying a younger man, her cancer diagnosis at age 42, and finding herself pregnant at 47. In 2012, Susan was named one of St. Louis’s “Most Dynamic People of the Year” by the Ladue News and was given the “Survivor of the Year” Award by the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She’s on the Advisory Board of Books for Newborns, a nonprofit that gets books in the hands of families in need. As Susan likes to say, “Life is never boring.”


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Susan McBride