About the Author...
Susan Van Kirk grew up in Galesburg, Illinois and was educated at Knox College and the University of Illinois. She lives in the Midwest and writes during the ridiculously cold and icy winters. Why leave the house and break something? Van Kirk taught forty-four years in high school and college and raised three children. Miraculously, she has low blood pressure.
Her writing began with a creative nonfiction memoir titled The Education of a Teacher (Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks). Her Endurance Mysteries include Three May Keep a Secret, The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney (a novella), Marry in Haste, and Death Takes No Bribes. Finally, A Death at Tippitt Pond (a Sweet Iron Mystery)was released in June 2019.
She is President of the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
About the Books...
The Art Center Mysteries
Death in a Pale Hue (2022)
Death in a Bygone Hue (2023)
Death in a Ghostly Hue (2024)
News and Reviews...
“Death in a Pale Hue is alive with vibrant smalltown characters, buried secrets, and a sleuth up for the challenge of solving a murder close to home!” — Molly MacRae, award-winning, national bestselling author of the Highland Bookshop mysteries and the Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries.
“An art center brings new life to Apple Grove—until it brings death. A buried skeleton, a stolen sculpture, and a surprise murderer mark an auspicious debut for a new series. Susan Van Kirk once again brings a small, Midwestern town to life.” — Judy Alter, Saving Irene
“The journey of artistic protagonist Jill Madison and the small town she’s determined to turn into a thriving arts center, infuses every page of this compelling mystery with warmth and gentle humor.”—Ellen Byron, Agatha and Lefty Award-Winning Author
“A stolen sculpture and the discovery of a corpse threaten to prevent Jill Marsden from opening her newly created art center. A cast of zany characters make this a rollicking adventure of a spirited new series.”—Marilyn Levinson aka Allison Brook, author of the Haunted Library series
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