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

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:

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

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


  1. Spoiler Alert! - I will read any novel of yours. They are page turners, smart, sweet enough but not cozy. But I have to say this last (Paris Spy) left me (very) angry. - When I start a story, unless it says "Part I" on the cover, I expect an ending; this one left me at the edge of a cliff! - I am grateful for the effort that goes into writing a novel and normally don't feel I have the right to push for the next in a series. But in this case, it cannot come out soon enough.

  2. Love The Paris Spy but I'm hanging on tenterhooks! What now?
    Ms. MacNeal, how about coming to L.A.?