Susan Furlong
                      Author and Freelance Writer 



A Novel Idea Mystery Series  Writing as Lucy Arlington, Susan has penned book number four of A Novel Idea Mystery series.  Watch for Played By the Book releasing from Berkley Prime Crime on February 3rd, 2015.    


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Meet Lucy and learn more about the upcoming novel - click here.

Pippi O'Brien Mysteries

Anxious to acquire some killer deals for her on-line resale business, Pippi O’Brien enlists the help of her long-time shopping buddy, Shep Jones. However, they get more than they bargain for when the owner of a local consignment store, The Classy Closet, turns up murdered and Shep becomes the number one suspect. When Shep asks for Pippi’s help to clear his name, she is only too eager to take on the case. Before long, she’s searching for suspects with the same enthusiasm that she uses to scour clearance racks for good deals. Only, she quickly finds out that it’s difficult to maintain a booming resale business while playing detective.

Adding to the stress, Pippi is recruited as a stand-in maid of honor for her cousin’s pending nuptials and soon finds herself stretched tighter than her poor-fitting bridesmaid dress. To make matters worse, wedding bells are also chiming for ex-boyfriend, Detective Sean Panelli, and the uber-possessive Sarah Maloney. Will Pippi be able to keep her cool, nab a killer and perhaps even reclaim her man? Or, will she find herself next on the list of bargains to die for?

Former investment banker, Pippi O'Brien has 
turned to resale merchandising for a living. Now, instead of trading on the Chicago Stock Exchange, she rummages through dumpsters, hits garage sales and peruses consignments shops in search of cast-off treasures to sell on-line … that is when she’s not busy playing detective.

Join Pippi as she stumbles upon the mysterious murder of one of Chicago’s wealthiest suburban socialites and piles up a list of suspects and clues as disorganized as her over-stuffed apartment and as messy as her next trash-to-treasure project.


I'm a freelance writer and mystery author.  Here you will find news about my publications, upcoming events, and links to my most recent stories.  I hope you'll browse my site and check out my publications page. Feel free to contact me via my Contact Me page — I'd love to hear from you!

Represented by: Jessica Faust of BookEnds, LLC

Susan receives two offers from Berkley Prime Crime! The first is for books #4 and #5 of
A Novel Idea Mysteries—writing as Lucy Arlington.   Learn more about Lucy Arlington and the series - click here.

The second is a three book offer for a new series titled 
The Georgia Peach Mysteries—writing as Susan Furlong.

Dru at Dru's Book Musings
calls Murder on Consignment a page-turner! - click here

MaMa's Book Corner
loves Murder for Bid and gives a great review! - click here 

Get to know Pippi from Murder for Bid in the blog post Chillin' with Phillipena on Dru's Book Musings - click here

Available Now!

Murder on Consignment - Martin Sisters Publishing
Murder for Bid -
Martin Sisters Publishing

The Sheriff Marge Crump Mysteries (solve-it-yourself mini mysteries) - Over My Dead Body! magazine

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