The author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series
writes about KBO, cocktails, code-breaking, and red lipstick.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE PARIS SPY! Finished books!

Well, here they are! 

THE PARIS SPY, officially out on Tuesday, August 8th!





Sunday, July 16, 2017

THE PARIS SPY video and author tour dates

THE PARIS SPY, Maggie Hope #8, is coming out August 8th! Here's a video, to mark the occasion and serve as a little preview for the novel:


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To celebrate, I'll be doing a series of author talks and signings. Cities include Brooklyn, Houston, St. Louis, Scottsdale, Buffalo, Brooklyn again, and Toronto. Hope to see you!

Details for THE PARIS SPY author tour below:


Tuesday, August 8ON SALE

7:00 pm
Talk & Signing
Barnes & Noble
267 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215


Wednesday, August 9

6:30 pm
In Conversation w/ John Kwiatkowski
Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005


Thursday, August 10

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, Signing
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131
Moderator: Laura Benedict
Details: An onstage interview with historical suspense author Laura Benedict
Susan Elia MacNeal presents the sixth installment in the popular mystery series starring World War II-era spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope. Maggie has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she’s working undercover in the eerily silent city of Paris. When Maggie’s half-sister Elise goes missing, Maggie must employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.


Saturday, August 12

2:00 pm
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Wednesday, August 30 – BUFFALO, NY

6:00 pm
North Tonawanda Public Library
505 Meadow Dr, North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Thursday, August 31

4:00 – 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble
4401 Transit Rd Clarence, NY 14221


Saturday, September 9

Slice Literary Conference
St. Francis College in Brooklyn

10:00 - 11:10 am

Panel: What Happens Next?

Writing a book takes a long time. A rich, tightly woven manuscript can take years to complete, and that time is often spent in fits of solitude. But as you write, the marketplace keeps spinning around you. Publishers may clamor to publish a certain kind of book one year (“We want the next Wild!”) and then quickly feel fatigued by those very books (“If we get one more manuscript about a woman’s quest to find herself …”). It can seem impossible to know what agents and publishers are looking for at the moment you’re pitching your book, or where your book falls in the marketplace at any given time. Hear from a group of agents and publishing pros who are actively seeking debut authors. Find out what they think is working, what’s not, and what’s on their (and editors’) wish lists for 2018 and beyond. They’ll also share insight into how to look at your manuscript through the lens of the current marketplace and how you can make sure your project is seen as timely and timeless rather than as a passing trend.


Friday, October 13

Bouchercon—Toronto  
Oct 12 – 15 in Sheraton Hotel Toronto
123 Queen Street WestToronto, Ontario M5H 2M9  

11:30 to 12:30
PANEL: Mysteries set during a war

Location: Sheraton A room


Thank you, Dana Perino!

Dana Perino is a Fox News contributor and co-host of The Five. She served as White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush and is a nationally renowned media strategist and an active participant in the national political debate, frequently contributing opinion piDeces to FoxNews.com, National Review, and Politico. Perino is a sought-after public speaker about what’s happening in Washington, DC and how it impacts people around the world.

And, what's more, she's a long-time Maggie Hope fan!

When asked on The Five what character in a book she'd most like to be, she said Maggie Hope! 

Check out the clip!




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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Daisy Ridley Renews Rights to Maggie Hope



Always lovely to get mail from my film/TV rights agent at William Morris — Daisy Ridley (Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express) has renewed her rights to Maggie Hope and hired a production company. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thank you Talbots Book Club!


Delighted to share the news that the women's clothing store Talbots is featuring THE PARIS SPY and THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE as part of its new summer book club.

From WWD"As of Memorial Day weekend, Talbots will be expanding the Book Club through a partnership with Random House that will tout some of the publisher’s leading writers. Each week, a different author will be spotlighted in stores and on a designated landing page. On deck are Elizabeth Strout’s “Anything Is Possible,” Nancy Thayer’s “Secrets in Summer,” Lisa Wingate’s “Before We Were Yours,” Fannie Flagg’s “The Whole Town’s Talking” and Susan Elia MacNeal’s “The Paris Spy.” Once in full swing, shoppers will be able to get a sneak peek of chapters from their latest books, as well as exclusive interviews with big-name writers."

Happy shopping and reading!





Thursday, March 9, 2017

THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE nominated for Barry Award




So very honored (Barry honored, in fact) that THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE, Maggie Hope #6, has been nominated for a 2017 Barry Award

The Barry Award is a literary prize for crime fiction, awarded annually since 1997 by the editors of Deadly Pleasures, an American quarterly publication. The prize is named after Barry Gardner, an American critic.

Thank you so much — it's an honor to be nominated. The winners will be announced at Bouchercon 2017 in  September in Toronto.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

THE PARIS SPY, Maggie Hope #7, to be published August 8


SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL: Delighted to announce that THE PARIS SPY, Maggie Hope #8, will be published on August 8, 2017. Not too long to wait! I absolutely love the cover—art, as always, by the incredibly talented Mick Wiggins


And here's the gorgeous full painting—"without any of those pesky words!" as Mick says...





As soon as I can, I'll post more about appearances and other exciting developments. Cheers!