New Release For Susan Bernhardt


Susan Bernhardt has just released a new mystery, A Manhattan Murder Mystery.  It is available on Amazon so be sure to pick up your copy and enjoy.



A Manhattan Murder Mystery

Irina Curtius, a retired ballet dancer living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, runs a ballet studio for young children. Recently, she has been watching her younger and otherwise healthy neighbor, Stephen Kramer, become ill over time. When Stephen travels for business, his health always seems to improve dramatically after he has been away, but only temporarily. Within days of returning home, his health begins to deteriorate again. On top of that, Stephen has added stress due to problems he is having with his wife and his irate live-in sister-in-law. Sadly, Stephen’s last bout with his mysterious illness has proven to be fatal. Unsatisfied with the official explanation and in order to deliver justice for her friend and neighbor, Irina sets out to uncover the truth and prove that Stephen was indeed murdered.

It won’t be easy, though. A former lover from Irina’s college days at NYU has suddenly reinserted himself into her life, wanting to pick up where they left off. Additionally, a strange newcomer arrives in Irina’s neighborhood and he now seems to be shadowing Irina, appearing everywhere she goes. The story that unfolds, interwoven in the everyday lives of Irina and her social circle, highlights the unpredictability of life, the best and worst of humanity, and the powerful bonds that drive people together (and apart). (Amazon)


Susan BernhardtAbout The Author:

From Susan Bernhardt:

I’m an author living in northern Wisconsin. Like Kay Driscoll, in my cozy mystery series, I’m a retired public health nurse who volunteers at her local free clinic. An avid reader of mysteries, I’m a member of Sisters in Crime, Inc. and the Wisconsin Writers Association. My published works include: The Ginseng Conspiracy (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 1), Murder Under the Tree (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 2), Murder by Fireworks (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 3), “October 31st”, “Midsummer”, and “John and Madeline.”

My town in northern Wisconsin was an inspiration for the quaint setting of my novels. Ninety-five percent of American ginseng is grown in Wisconsin. I live with my husband, William, and have two sons who are both married and also live in Wisconsin.

When not writing, I love to travel, bicycle, kayak, and create culinary magic in my kitchen. I work in stained-glass, daydream in my organic garden, stay up late reading mysteries, and eat lots of chocolate.  (Goodreads)



A Manhattan Murder Mystery: An Irina Curtius Mystery –

Other mysteries by Susan Bernhardt
The Ginseng Conspiracy (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 1) –
Murder Under the Tree (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 2) –
Murder by Fireworks (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 3) –



6 thoughts on “New Release For Susan Bernhardt

  1. What is so exciting about reading Susan’s work…is her spirit and enthusiasm. A lot of authors write great stories..but their personalities are SO different…in real life..sometimes hard to “get to know”, the author…Now, Susan….writes, as who she is….she tells WONDERFUL stories…and if you feel excited and are having fun reading..that is exactly who she is in real life…and it makes it all the more entertaining to read her work!

    • I agree 100%. When I read Murder Under The Tree I felt like I was visiting her during the holidays and participating in her holiday traditions. That is such a great thing.

    • What you see/read is what you get! 🙂 SueAnn, what a wonderful compliment. 🙂 Thank you.

      I really enjoy writing my mysteries. Readers have said they can tell that. I want to entertain the reader as much as I want to entertain myself. I want to have fun and I want to share that fun and excitement and thrill with others!

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, SueAnn. 🙂

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