News from Suz

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Yes, I’m still alive! And I’ve got fantastic news on the book-front, though you’ve probably heard already if you follow me on social media. Last year, my agents helped revert the rights for my Helen books and then sold them to Joffe Books, a UK publisher. This past February, ten years after HarperCollins originally pubbed them, Joffe released new e-book and print editions of To Helen Back, Mad as Helen, Not a Chance in Helen, and Come Helen High Water with beautifully redesigned covers. If you haven’t seen the covers or had a chance to order, you can find all four books here:

Helen Evans Investigates on Amazon US

Helen Evans Investigates on Amazon UK

Helen Evans Investigates

Tantor Media purchased the audio-book rights and has released two so far, To Helen Back and Mad as Helen. Tantor kindly gave me author’s copies, and I’d like to pass those on to y’all. I have five copies each of those titles, plus Not a Chance in Helen (all available from Audible, even if you don’t have an Audible account). Interested? Email me at and I’ll enter you to win audio-books for the first three Helen titles. There will be five winners in all. I’ll draw names on April 21 and follow with instructions on how to retrieve the free audio-books! Good luck!

A special promo for Mad as Helen (audio) is going on now! Click below for a 50% discount courtesy of Tantor Media. You’ll get two more free audio-books during this promotion, which lasts through April 30, 2024. To order Mad as Helen from the Spring promotion and get two additional free audio-books, click here.

Not only do the Helen covers have redesigns, but so does my web site! My web diva Sue Trowbridge has been working hard on a refresh. So, if you’ve got a moment, head over to and take a look. You’ll find info on all the Helen titles, as well as my mystery, women’s fiction, and YA backlist. Hope you like what you see!

And finally, I’ve got a cool piece up on a new-to-me web site called, that’s chock-full of book info and recommendations from authors. I’m listing my five Best Small-Town Mysteries with Sleuths who aren’t Spring Chickens. I’ve got a couple of all-time faves on there and some newer releases, too.

I think that’s it for now! I’ll try not to be a stranger. Sending big hugs to everyone!