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Susan Boyd brings regional mysteries to her readers

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Author’s Beat presents Susan Boyd, formerly with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Her last post of duty was Boston, Massachusetts, the backdrop to Secrets of the Charles. In addition to that book, she has written Secrets Hide Lies,  as well as several award-winning short stories, two of which have been published in the Creative Writers anthology.

Secrets of the Charles is a first-place winner of the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award. It reveals how three women solve a murder when the witnesses and suspects are probably dead. Drawn by flashing police lights, a teenage Jack O'Shea stands among  on-lookers as the Boston police pull his mother's body from the Charles River. More than 50 years later, his high school sweetheart, Kate, daughter Lilith, and granddaughter Alexa team with two police detectives to uncover the truth. Following the few clues left in a dusty evidence box and Kate's recollection of her life with Jack, they discover the secrets, lies and dreams intertwining the victim's family with her lover and his wife.

This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida. This program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse and was created by Don Canaan and Mark Newhouse.

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