Susan McDuffie has been a devotee of historical fiction since her childhood, when she believed she had mistakenly been born in the wrong century. Her discovery that Clorox was not marketed prior to the 1920s reconciled her to modern life.
Susan writes historical mysteries set in medieval Scotland, and has also published Regency short stories. Her lifelong interest in Scotland was fueled by stories of the McDuffie clan’s ancestral lands on Colonsay and their role as “Keeper of the Records” for the Lord of the Isles. On her first visit to Scotland she hitchhiked her way through the Hebrides and the seeds for the Muirteach MacPhee mysteries were planted.
The Muirteach mysteries include A MASS FOR THE DEAD (2006),THE FAERIE HILLS (2011), and THE STUDY OF MURDER (2013). The New Mexico Book Awards named THE FAERIE HILLS “Best Historical Novel” of 2011. Currently plotting Muirteach’s next adventure, Susan shares her life with a Native American sculptor and four unruly cats.