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Author: Lucy Arlington

During her writing career, Susan has worked as an academic writer, freelance writer and novelist. Currently she's busy working on The Georgia Peach Mysteries. (Berkley Prime Crime/July 2015) She also writes under the pen name Lucy Arlington. To learn more about her writing, visit her website at www.susanfurlong.com

Writing as: Susan Furlong Bolliger/S. Furlong-Bolliger/Susan Furlong

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Off the Books - A Novel Idea Mystery, #5

Off the Books
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425276679
  • Release: 2016-02-02
  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series.

Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she’ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime...

The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina’s best vendors but also some of the agency’s most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake.

But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it’s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It’s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars...


Played by the Book - A Novel Idea Mystery, #4

Played by the Book
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425276631
  • Release: 2015-02-03
  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries make their return with Lila Wilkins, literary agent and murder magnet,” planning a book signing garden party. But things aren’t coming up roses when she has to weed out a dangerous killer?

The owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency is thrilled when former local boy and popular television show host Damian York returns to Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, to launch his new gardening book. But Lila is less than excited about the hubbub when she sees her mounting to-do list. Between planning York’s gala and sprucing up her yard for another event, she’s spread too thin especially after she finds a skull buried in her flowerbeds.

As Lila’s macabre discovery leads to other secrets hidden in Inspiration Valley’s past, a member of the local garden club is found slumped over her prize roses murdered. Now it’s up to Lila to dig through old mysteries and new clues to unearth a murderer before someone else is found pushing up daisies


Books, Cooks, and Crooks - A Novel Idea Mystery, #3

Books, Cooks, and Crooks
  • Number: B00DYX9M8Q
  • Release: 2014-02-04
  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries are back, as Lila Wilkins—literary agent and sleuth—is setting up a delicious cookbook fair. But the tension in the kitchen is about to boil over…

Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, is bubbling with excitement for the Taste of the Town festival, and Lila is right in the middle of it all. Along with her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila is organizing a grand celebrity chef event, featuring food television's biggest stars, complete with cooking demonstrations, cookbook giveaways, and even a culinary writing contest.

But just as the celebration is about to start, the demo kitchen blows up, taking one of the star cooks with it. With all the explosive egos of the cook’s colleagues, it’s hard to find someone who didn’t have a motive to eliminate the competition. Now Lila will have to scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer—before someone else gets burned.


Every Trick in the Book - A Novel Idea Mystery, #2

Every Trick in the Book
  • Number: B0095ZMFW2
  • Release: 2013-02-05
  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries return with Lila Wilkins, who has just been promoted to full-time literary agent. But great new writers aren’t the only people she’s trying to catch…

Lila Wilkins has it all: the home of her dreams in the charming town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina; a perfect police officer boyfriend; and a new job she absolutely loves. At the Book and Author Festival, which is sponsored by the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila expects to discover some talented new authors, but what she finds instead is the body of an editor to whom she bears an eerie resemblance.

 

Trouble is, the editor’s death isn’t the only literary murder taking place. Soon a blossoming author is also killed, and Lila has a gut feeling that the two murders are linked. Now she must hunt down the dark figure who killed these women—and to her surprise, she just might find the clues hidden in a manuscript…


Buried in a Book - A Novel Idea Mystery, #1

Buried in a Book
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425246191
  • Release: 2012-02-07
  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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After losing her job as a journalist at the age of forty-five, Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in North Carolina. Being paid to read seems perfect to Lila, although it's difficult with the cast of quirky co-workers and piles of query letters. But when a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency's waiting room-and Lila discovers a series of threatening letters-she's determined to find out who wrote him off.


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