Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Mystery Novel - Murder For Bid


I’m excited to announce the release of my new mystery novel, Murder for Bid.  Seeing the long-term goal of publishing a novel come to fruition has been both a challenging and exciting process. I can’t even express how happy I was when the first copies were delivered.  I almost hugged the UPS man!

Here’s a description:

Phillipena O’Brien, known to her family and friends as Pippi, is as quirky as her name. But nothing is more quirky than the way she makes her living.  Junk-running is her profession and she’s good at it.  After nearly a decade of managing large portfolios for a major Chicago investment firm, Pippi cracked.  She fled her office, disappeared for a couple weeks (much to the horror of her family and friends who still don’t think that she’s come back to reality), and reappeared a new woman with a new plan. Shedding her designer suits for jeans and T-shirts, she embarked on a new career as a resale merchandiser. Now, she peruses garage sales, consignment shops and garbage cans in search of cast-off treasures to ‘upcycle’ and sell on-line.  It’s an honest living and Pippi is content with her stress-free life … that is, until she finds herself tangled up in the mysterious death of a wealthy suburban socialite. 
Enjoy following along with Pippi’s fun projects and learn a bit about on-line auctioning. Just don’t be surprised when she stumbles upon a dead body or two and takes on a mystery with the same enthusiasm that she puts into her trash-to treasure projects.

Order on Amazon: (paperback or kindle edition)
From the publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing

Author bio:  Susan is a freelance writer and mystery author.  Her short mysteries are available on-line through Untreed ReadsMurder for Bid is her first full-length novel.  For more information on Susan and her writing, check out her website at


  1. Big congrats, Susan! I had never heard the term junk-running, but can see how mystery might abound in that line of work! Enjoy the ride...I bet your readers will :)

  2. Congratulations, Susan. This sounds like fun. There was a time when I think I could have done that. I used to love searching junk and second-hand stores. Best of luck.

  3. Congratulations, Susan! It sounds interesting. I'll definitely be checking it out!

  4. Congratulations, Susan! Chasing the dream can take a bit of time but it's worth it!

  5. Thank you, ladies, for taking the time to stop by and comment. I appreciate your kind words and support.

  6. Hi Susan. Finally made it over! Better late than never :) The new book sounds great (I love the term "junk-running") and I wish you the very best of luck with it.