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Publication Order of Cat Lover's Mysteries Books

Scratch the Surface (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dog Lover's Mysteries Books

A New Leash on Death (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead and Doggone (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bite of Death (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paws Before Dying (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone to the Dogs (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodlines (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruffly Speaking (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Ribbon (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stud Rites (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Appetite (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Breeding (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barker Street Regulars (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creature Discomforts (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Flea (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dogfather (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bride & Groom (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaits of Heaven (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Shots (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brute Strength (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sire and Damn (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dog Lover's Mysteries Collections

Two Vintage Holly Winter Stories (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Gourmet Girl Mystery Books

with Jessica Conant-Park
Steamed (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simmer Down (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn Up the Heat (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fed Up (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cook the Books (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Susan Conant is one of the prolific authors from The United States who likes to write her novels based on the thriller and cozy mystery genres. She is famous for writing the Dog Lover’s Mystery series and the Gourmet Girl Mystery series. In writing the latter, she collaborated with her daughter named Jessica Conant-Park, who is also a well known novelist. Before the start of her writing career, author Conant completed her graduation from the Radcliffe College. Later, she obtained her doctorate degree from the Harvard University on the subject of human development. Apart from writing mystery novels, author Conant is known for working with the Alaskan Malamute Rescue of the New England. Conant established herself as a noteworthy author in the year 1990 with the publication of her debut novel titled A New Leash on Death. This novel laid the beginning of her highly successful Dog Lover’s series. Author Conant was born on January 1, 1946, in the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, United States. She has won the Maxwell Award in the category of the best fiction writing for a total of three times in her career. Very recently, she has started writing a new mystery series called as the Cat Lover’s Mysteries and has already published its debut book. Author Conant did not have many friends as a child and only had a couple of pointers named Nonny and Stuffy in her company. Also, she used to often think of some imaginary companions to spend her time. These included a cat called Thirsty Melirsty Medrinkable and a dog family. She used to call the parents of the dogs as Daddy and Mummy Suh.

As author Conant grew up, the memories of the dog family and Thirsty faded away. She imagines the Suhs as eating fish guts and getting perished. Thus, the writing career of author Conant began in her early childhood days as she liked to invent imaginary animals and develop stories around them. In her stories, she would often kill the fiction humans and let the animals live. This way she developed the skill for writing mystery books set around pet animals like dogs and cats. As of today, she has lived through a decade of a successful writing career as a mystery author. She lives along with her loving husband and a beautiful daughter on the outskirts of Boston. Her husband works as a clinical psychologist and set up his private practice in Cambridge. Author Conant’s daughter, Jessica Park, is married and lives along with her husband and a young son in New Hampshire. Jessica also works as an author and has teamed up with author Conant for writing several books. Conant’s husband also likes dogs and cats. In their house, they have kept an Alaskan Malamute named Django and a couple of Chartreux cats named Shadow Celeste and Kansas City (KC). In her Dog Lovers Mysteries series, author Conant has described the main character a Holly Winter, who works as a magazine writer and dog rescuer. The malamutes that author Conant has featured in this series are composites, whereas the cats in the other series are actually the portraits of her own Chartreaux cats. The books of her mystery series have brought a lot of success in the writing career of Conant. This has helped her a lot to focus on the development of her future books. As of now, she is working on the developing the second book of her other mystery series.

The Gourmet Girl Mysteries series written by Susan Conant along with her daughter, consists of a total of 5 books, which were released between the years 2006 and 2010. Each and every book in this series features the lead character as Chloe Carter. She is depicted by author Conant as a 20 year old girl crazy for boys and living in Brighton, Massachusetts. The first book to feature in this series is titled as ‘Steamed’. It was published by Berkeley in 2006. Author Conant has set the plot in Massachusetts, The United States. In the opening sequence of the book, Chloe Carter is introduced as a crazy girl, who is better known by the name Gourmet Girl in the chat rooms. She is a food connoisseur and has survived several failed romances. She intends to find a perfect meal for her appetite and a perfect man in her life. For this purpose, Chloe goes on a blind date with one of the other food lover’s from the city. But, when she comes returns from the washroom, she finds that her date is stabbed to death. This adds further problems in her life. Following the murder of her first date of the week, she decides to go on another date. Later, she comes to know that her second date is the prime suspect in the murder of the first date. As a result, she decides to investigate the matter on her own by using her sleuthing skills. Chloe’s investigation plunges her into a scene in gourmet restaurant where she discovers a world of cutthroat killer competition and stormy affairs. Eventually, her investigation leads her to face the killer, who does not have any intention of making her his date this time. But, Chloe is determined to push him behind the bars and make him pay for the deadly crime.

The next book in the series is titled as ‘Simmer Down’. It was released by Berkeley Hardcover in 2007. Once again, the plot is set in Boston, Massachusetts. At the beginning of the story, Chloe Carter’s new boyfriend named Josh Driscoll, is shown preparing for the opening of the hottest new restaurant in Boston, called as Simmer. But, during a fundraiser program, in which Josh Driscoll features some of his finest cuisines, the owner of a trendy owner discovered dead. It is suspected the owner died after eating the state of the art and professional grade food processor of Josh, called as Robocoupe. Now, as the opening night of Josh’s new restaurant comes nearer, the suspects’ list grows very long. Now, Chloe Carter is required to find the killer before the inauguration of Simmer, or else the business of the restaurant is going to be affected heavily. In order to so, she thinks of keeping a close watch on the main course of the restaurant and see if the anyone tries to play mischief for the second time. She also keeps a close watch on the guests arriving on the opening night. Chloe Carter is very much determined to catch the killer and help her boyfriend’s restaurant prosper.

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