Dead Ahead, book one of the Ruthless-the-Killer Mysteries, is coming Soon!

Dead Ahead is an offbeat Aussie cozy mystery with a dash of rom-com.

Ruth is desperate for a fresh start but a body in her shed, an inconvelient romantic attraction, and a secret childhood reputation as as ‘harbinger of death’ get in the way.

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Warning: Dead Ahead is a feel-good romp with funny scenes that could make you snort your coffee.

Also by Susan J Bruce...

Peck Pocket

Cozy Mystery

A weekend in Paris for best friends Ruth and Shona usually means browsing Bohemian markets and sampling mouthwatering petit fours. Ruth doesn't expect to be flirting with a mysterious French busker—is he singing just for her?—or to meet a young French girl, desperate to find her maman's stolen locket. Neither does she imagine tracking a pickpocketing parrot through shadowed Parisian lanes—where danger could lurk around the next dark corner.

Peck Pocket is a fun short read set 5 years before Dead Ahead.


Running Scared

YA Coming-of-Age/ Romantic Thriller

My name is Melinda and it’s been the worst year ever.

Rory is the one good thing in my world, but Dad doesn’t want me anywhere near him. He doesn’t trust Rory or his family. Rory’s brother is wanted by the police—and now even I’m scared about what Rory might be hiding ...


Meet Ruth and her best friend Shona in Peck Pocket, a standalone feel-good short mystery set in Paris.


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