BURNT TO A CRISP GEORGE MALONE IS FOUND IN A BURNING CAR–BELLA VITA BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

WAS IT A RITUAL OR FLAT OUT MURDER?

A car burns in the parking lot behind Bella Vita Hair Salon. The corpse in the front seat has a short sword pushed into his ribs. Beneath the car is a cast-iron cauldron filled with flowers. This seems to be a sacrificial rite Rebecca Nurse had been teaching Emlyn Goode. But is it? The corpse has been identified as George Malone, and earlier on this summer solstice day, he and his wife had severe argument. Could it be that Angela Malone has murdered her husband? Prodded by Elvira, an overly-large albino cat that wants the case solved so she can get some sleep, to Rebecca’s dismay Emlyn again dips into her ancient relatives Book of Shadows to find the answer before her friend and neighbor, Detective Roger Fry, can.


A.B. Funkhauser
5.0 out of 5 stars A UNIQUE VOICEReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016Bella Vita Salon is the ‘go to’ place for news of import. It’s also the launch point from which author Susan Lynn Solomon unwraps her own unique brand of storytelling. Using first person, the author confers on character Emlyn Goode the dual tasks of protagonist and narrator, sharing her insights and uncertainties with an unflinching self-deprecation that made me feel like she was sitting across from me at a shared table. A novelette, BELLA VITA gives more of what we first discovered in Solomon’s THE MAGIC OF MURDER, a 5 star full length work that focused on a modern day witch coming to terms with her inherited powers. I sense that the author in her enthusiasm just had to share her down-to-earth character one more time before the follow-up to MAGIC releases. Thank you for that. BELLA VITA is a nice bridge between the novels. 5 stars

EMLYN GOODE TRIES TO USE HER NEW FOUND “SKILLS” TO HELP SOLVE A MURDER! THE MAGIC OF MURDER BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

6cb64-line2b82
41dSeKJNurL

MAGICOFMURDERBLURBSLS.jpgWhen Det. Roger Frey’s partner Jim is found dead in an alleyway, he makes it a personal mission to find his killer despite the chiefs admonition to stay out of it! Naturally Emlyn, Rogers friend and neighbor wants to use her newly found skills to find the culprit. A great story of suspense with a handful of humor thrown in for good measure. The Magic of Murder is a wonderful introduction to the Emlyn Goode series but watch out for Elvira she’s got catitude!!!! 5 star read

6cb64-line2b82

GET THE MAGIC OF MURDER AT AMAZON!

ACCIDENT OR MURDER? READ A SHOT IN THE WOODS BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

 HE HONESTLY THOUGHT HE WAS AIMING AT A WILD TURKEY BUT HUNTING TURNS TO MURDER!

SHOTIN THEWOODS.jpg
41fvMq7cywL.jpg

Once again Emlyn solves a murder!

August 11, 2018Format: Kindle EditionOnce again she solves a murder with the help of an ancestor, her best friend, and a sassy cat. Although this time she finds herself engaged and getting her brother in law involved too. This novel is very well written, funny, and the characters seem unbelievably real. You can definitely tell the author Susan puts some of herself into every story and even Emlyn herself. I found this novel to be a quick read since I could not put it down! I’m already looking forward to the next of the series.

IT’S HALLOWE’EN AND ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES TIL SOMEONE FINDS A DEAD BODY!!!!

WRITING IS MURDER!!!!!

SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

WRITING IS MURDER TEASER.jpg

Xkoqueen4.0 out of 5 starsChillingly Good!

July 25, 2018

Format: Kindle EditionWriting is Murder by Susan Lynn Solomon is a standalone cozy mystery in the author’s Emlyn Goode Mystery series. In addition to being a cozy mystery, there is a paranormal aspect to the story as Emlyn Goode is a descendent of a purported witch.

I loved the rich details Ms. Solomon included in her descriptions of the area. The author vividly describes an area of New York with which she is clearly familiar. Her descriptions of haunted locations are bone chilling!

Emlyn Goode is a writer who happens to be dating the local law enforcement. She can’t help but become involved in solving some local crimes since her witchy senses frequently lead her to trouble. I loved the historical fiction aspects in Writing is Murder as well as the inclusion of Emlyn’s writing group.

The characters are all likable, and their banter is fun. Their relationships definitely gave a homey, small town feel to the setting. The plot has a few intertwined threads that are all pulled together by the end of the story. Ms. Solomon has delivered a smart, engaging cozy mystery with plenty of clues and red herrings to keep her readers guessing until the end.

WAS IT A RITUAL OR FLAT OUT MURDER? BELLA VITA BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON!

A car burns in the parking lot behind Bella Vita Hair Salon. The corpse in the front seat has a short sword pushed into his ribs. Beneath the car is a cast-iron cauldron filled with flowers. This seems to be a sacrificial rite Rebecca Nurse had been teaching Emlyn Goode. But is it? The corpse has been identified as George Malone, and earlier on this summer solstice day, he and his wife had severe argument. Could it be that Angela Malone has murdered her husband? Prodded by Elvira, an overly-large albino cat that wants the case solved so she can get some sleep, to Rebecca’s dismay Emlyn again dips into her ancient relatives Book of Shadows to find the answer before her friend and neighbor, Detective Roger Fry, can.


A.B. Funkhauser
5.0 out of 5 stars A UNIQUE VOICEReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016Bella Vita Salon is the ‘go to’ place for news of import. It’s also the launch point from which author Susan Lynn Solomon unwraps her own unique brand of storytelling. Using first person, the author confers on character Emlyn Goode the dual tasks of protagonist and narrator, sharing her insights and uncertainties with an unflinching self-deprecation that made me feel like she was sitting across from me at a shared table. A novelette, BELLA VITA gives more of what we first discovered in Solomon’s THE MAGIC OF MURDER, a 5 star full length work that focused on a modern day witch coming to terms with her inherited powers. I sense that the author in her enthusiasm just had to share her down-to-earth character one more time before the follow-up to MAGIC releases. Thank you for that. BELLA VITA is a nice bridge between the novels. 5 stars

GRAB THE MAGIC OF MURDER FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE!!!! SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

newmagicofmurder teaser

When his partner is discovered in a frozen alley with eight bullets in his chest, Niagara Falls Police Detective Roger Frey swears vengeance. But Detective Chief Woodward has forbidden him or anyone else on the detective squad to work the case. Emlyn Goode knows Roger will disobey his boss, which will cost him his job and his freedom. Because she cares for him more than she’ll admit, she needs to stop him. Desperate, she can think of but one way.

Emlyn recently learned she’s a direct descendant of a woman hanged as a witch in 1692. She has a book filled with arcane recipes and chants passed down through her family. Possessed of, or perhaps by a vivid imagination, she intends to use these to solve Jimmy’s murder before Roger takes revenge on the killer. But she’s new to this “witch thing,” and needs help from her friend Rebecca Nurse, whose ancestor also took a short drop from a Salem tree. Rebecca’s not much better at deciphering the ancient directions, and while the women stumble over spell after spell, the number possible killers grows. When Chief Woodward’s wife is shot and a bottle bomb bursts through Emlyn’s window, it becomes clear she’s next on the killer’s list.

415lQZ9hJVL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

jfb5.0 out of 5 stars A mystery-lover’s page turner.

Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseSusan Solomon had me from the get-go. This is the first one of her books I’ve read and it will definitely not be the last!

The writing is top-notch–a pleasure to read–and the story is a page turner. I couldn’t put my Kindle down. The characters were all very well-developed, the plot was amazingly deft and devious, and the “magical” twist smacked of excellent research and clever story development.

This novel is a keeper, an entertaining read and an on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery-lover’s nirvana.

The Magic of Murder Kindle Edition

TRAGIC ACCIDENT OR MURDER FOR HIRE! A SHOT IN THE WOODS BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

HE HONESTLY THOUGHT HE WAS AIMING AT A WILD TURKEY BUT HUNTING TURNS TO MURDER!

SHOTIN THEWOODS.jpg
41fvMq7cywL.jpg

Once again Emlyn solves a murder!

August 11, 2018Format: Kindle EditionOnce again she solves a murder with the help of an ancestor, her best friend, and a sassy cat. Although this time she finds herself engaged and getting her brother in law involved too. This novel is very well written, funny, and the characters seem unbelievably real. You can definitely tell the author Susan puts some of herself into every story and even Emlyn herself. I found this novel to be a quick read since I could not put it down! I’m already looking forward to the next of the series.

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON

IT’S HALLOWE’EN AND ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES TIL SOMEONE FINDS A DEAD BODY!!!!

WRITING IS MURDER!!!!!

SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

WRITING IS MURDER TEASER.jpg

Xkoqueen4.0 out of 5 starsChillingly Good!

July 25, 2018

Format: Kindle EditionWriting is Murder by Susan Lynn Solomon is a standalone cozy mystery in the author’s Emlyn Goode Mystery series. In addition to being a cozy mystery, there is a paranormal aspect to the story as Emlyn Goode is a descendent of a purported witch.

I loved the rich details Ms. Solomon included in her descriptions of the area. The author vividly describes an area of New York with which she is clearly familiar. Her descriptions of haunted locations are bone chilling!

Emlyn Goode is a writer who happens to be dating the local law enforcement. She can’t help but become involved in solving some local crimes since her witchy senses frequently lead her to trouble. I loved the historical fiction aspects in Writing is Murder as well as the inclusion of Emlyn’s writing group.

The characters are all likable, and their banter is fun. Their relationships definitely gave a homey, small town feel to the setting. The plot has a few intertwined threads that are all pulled together by the end of the story. Ms. Solomon has delivered a smart, engaging cozy mystery with plenty of clues and red herrings to keep her readers guessing until the end.

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON

CELEBRATE THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THIS FUN MURDER MYSTERY TWAS THE SEASON BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON!

EMLYN SHOULD BE CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS BUT INSTEAD SHE IS MISTLETOE DEEP IN MURDER 

TWASTHESEASON.jpg
twas the season

Holiday Cozy Mystery

March 3, 2018Format: Kindle Edition

This was my first Emlyn Goode Mystery, but it won’t be my last! Author Susan Lynn Solomon has created a wonderful cozy mystery series, and this holiday novella is a delightful crash course into it.

When the police throw a Christmas bash, it is merry mayhem as everyone is surprised by the grisly secret Santa gift. Although her cop boyfriend tells her repeatedly to stay out of it, Emlyn Good tries to figure out the mystery. After all, where else will she get material for her next book. As the story progresses, readers get to know Emlyn, her family and cats well. While it is clear that the characters have, for the most part, been introduced and developed previously, Ms. Solomon presented her characters in a way that I felt I knew them.

‘Twas The Season is a good holiday cozy mystery that fans of the series are sure to enjoy.

TWAS THE SEASON AVAILABLE AT AMAZON

IF HEATHER MONROE DIDN’T DIE 40 YEARS AGO WHO IS BURIED IN THE WOODS? DEAD AGAIN BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

pizap.com14895905535141.jpg
dead again.jpg

Nothing gets past a descendant of Sarah Goode!!BySandra Vattimoon September 9, 2017Format: Kindle Edition

This is the second book in the Emlyn Goode Mystery series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but why miss out on the excitement of the first book?I love Emyln’s thought process. Her imagination tends to run away from her at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, she tends to meander down dark roads into the terrifying abyss. She’s lucky to have her friend Rebecca and her unusual feline, Elvira, to help bring her back to reality.

In this story, fates are tempted and the past has returned to haunt the residents of The Falls. More murders. Are these cases tied to an unsolved murder from 42 years ago? How can Emlyn figure out what happened before she was even born?

I love the excitement and adventure found in this series. I enjoy following along as Emlyn pieces together clues to solve the mysteries. They are well-written clean reads. I look forward to the next case Emlyn comes across.

DEAD AGAIN IS AVAILABLE AT AMAZON