Susan McDuffie

About me

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.

From my website

THE DEATH OF A FALCON: A New Muirteach MacPhee Medieval Mystery

The cover for THE DEATH OF A FALCON Hopefully some things are worth waiting for! I am thrilled to announce that THE DEATH OF A FALCON, the fourth Muirteach MacPhee mystery, is now available in both print and ebook. Jenny Quinlan designed an incredible cover for this book, and E.M.Tippetts…

Exciting Medieval Mystery News

Some very exciting news! I have found a publisher for Muirteach #4, THE DEATH OF A FALCON. Muirteach’s fourth adventure will be published in July, 2017, by Bagwyn Books. Bagwyn is the fiction imprint of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and I’m thrilled to be working with…

“The Watergate”, Muirteach 2.5

Last week, I published “The Watergate”, a Muirteach MacPhee novelette. At about 9.000 words it just about made the cut-off (7,000 words) for that designation. E. M. Tippetts Book Designs made the publishing process incredibly easy and did a lovely formatting job. Muirteach accompanies the Lord of the Isles to…

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