The Maggie Newberry Mysteries series is a series of mystery & thriller novels written by one of the most successful American novelists named Susan Kiernan-Lewis. There are 5 novels in total in the series released between 2010 and 2014. All the books in the series revolve around the life of the primary character named Maggie Newberry, who is described by the author as an advertising copywriter. The events that show up in Maggie’s life all throughout the series, force her to carry out the investigative jobs. She is often shown in the series’ plots as trying to solve the mysterious cases and catching the criminals who commit them. In the opening part of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries series, Maggie is depicted as being a sheltered and privileged woman, who is also very smart in all that she does. She is very fast on her feet, working as an advertising copywriter at the age of 34. Maggie becomes stunned sometimes after realizing that she is so active at this age. However, she also feels sad that she has not been able to find a perfect man in her life. On one occasion, Maggie finds her sister dead in her trendy Condo, who was missing for a long time. She sets herself in search of her niece, whom no one in her knew to even exist. During her search, Maggie Newberry comes across a man named Laurent Dernier, whom she suspects quite often to be leading her to the wrong way in the search of the girl. Meanwhile, she also realizes that the murderer of her sister is targeting her and the little girl to be his next victims.
One of the initial novels in the Maggie Newberry Mysteries was titled as ‘Murder in Provence’. The San Marco publishing house released it in 2011. This book is set around the life of the primary character named Maggie Newberry. The intriguing plot of this book opens in an exciting manner as author Susan Kiernan-Lewis takes the readers into the small and sleepy town in France called as St. Buvard. In this town, Maggie and her latest husband come across a total of 4 murders, which causes to spice up their stay in the Provence. Maggie is shown as a sassy and smart lady, who travels to different parts of France with her loving husband and is helped by him to get the taste of exquisite restaurants of France being a chef. In the meantime, they also indulge themselves in solving murder mysteries all across France. Even though author Susan Kiernan-Lewis has used a number of French descriptions in the novel’s plot, she says that the readers are not required to the French language to enjoy the exciting mystery novel.
After staying away in France for some time, Maggie becomes desperate for finding something to do while being away from her job in Atlanta along with her support system over there. Therefore, she decides to write a cookbook in the French language for the readers in America. The fact that Maggie does not know how to cook only seems to be a small problem for her as she is now married to a famous cook, one who knows French too by being a citizen of France. However, her new husband named Laurent seems to have some other ideas about spending his free time. Due to the differences in their choices, Maggie and Laurent face a lot of difficulties in the very first year of their marriage. The difficulties tend to keep rising with the increasing number of people turning up dead in their proximity. As the toll of the dead bodies keeps rising, Maggie Newberry decides to drop the idea of writing a cookbook and joins her trustworthy sidekick named Grace for carrying out the sleuthing activities in the city of Arles. At the same time, the murder mysteries are also investigated by an incredibly smart and sexy French police officer. But, his activities seem to complicate the life of Maggie in all the possible ways.
One of the other initial novels that Susan Lewis has written in the Maggie Newberry Mysteries series was titled as ‘Murder in Paris’. This San Marco Press was also the same company to publish this novel in 2013, along with the series’ previous novel. Author Susan Lewis has once again chosen to set the novel in France, especially in its capital city of Paris. Also, the primary character of Maggie Newberry once again lies in the center of the novel’s plot. The novel’s plot opens up as author Susan Kiernan-Lewis describes Paris as The City of Light, a place which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth for a woman who loves to indulge into fashion very much. The expensive and stylish clothes of Paris, which make everyone dying for them. But, the cobblestone streets of the capital city of France seem to be stalked by a deadly killer and everyone else also appears to be dressed to kill. Meanwhile, Maggie Newberry decides to visit the city during the time of the Paris Fashion Week. However, her hopeful tour turns into a nightmare when she comes across a murder case in her family.
She becomes determined to find the real murderer before the patience of her husband and her marriage with him expires. Maggie enters into the glittering fashion world just like a vicious and a cutthroat drug cartel. She very well knows that it will be the grand set hour for her of she is able to survive in her attempt. Author Susan Kiernan-Lewis has shown in the novel’s opening that Maggie returns to Paris for solving a murder case in her own family. This time, it appears that everything is on the line for her because of the fact that a murder has taken place in her family and the reason behind the murder is not even remotely suspected by the near and dear ones of the deceased. This book became a huge hit in various countries worldwide, similar to the previous books in the series. The success helped author Susan Kiernan-Lewis to add more name and fame to her writing career. She was motivated a lot because of her readers to write the next novels of this interesting series along with several others.Book Series In Order » Characters » Maggie Newberry Mysteries