Susan Conant

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Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her Dog Lover's Mysteries series, featuring magazine writer Holly Winter. Conant graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in social relations, and a doctorate from Harvard in human development. She is active in Alaskan Malamute Rescue and is a three-time recipient of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award for Fiction Writing. She is also the author of the Cat Lover's Mysteries series and co-author with daughter Jessica Conant-Park of the Gourmet Girl Mysteries series.

Dog Lover's Mysteries[edit]

  • A New Leash on Death (1990) ISBN 978-1-55773-385-6
  • Dead and Doggone (1990) ISBN 978-1-55773-425-9
  • A Bite of Death (1991) ISBN 978-1-55773-490-7
  • Paws Before Dying (1991) ISBN 978-1-55773-550-8
  • Gone to the Dogs (1992) ISBN 978-0-553-29734-8
  • Bloodlines (1992) ISBN 978-0-553-29886-4
  • Ruffly Speaking (1994) ISBN 978-0-553-29484-2
  • Black Ribbon (1995) ISBN 978-0-553-29875-8
  • Stud Rites (1996) ISBN 978-0-553-57300-8
  • Animal Appetite (1997) ISBN 978-0-553-57186-8
  • The Barker Street Regulars (1998) ISBN 978-0-553-57655-9
  • Evil Breeding (1999) ISBN 978-0-553-58052-5
  • Creature Discomforts (2001) ISBN 978-0-553-58059-4 (paperback)
  • The Wicked Flea (2002) ISBN 978-0-425-18885-9 (paperback)
  • The Dogfather (2003) ISBN 978-0-425-19459-1 (paperback)
  • Bride and Groom (2004) ISBN 978-0-425-20074-2 (paperback)
  • Gaits of Heaven (2006) ISBN 978-0-425-21187-8 (hardcover)
  • All Shots (2007) ISBN 978-0-425-21744-3 (hardcover)
  • Brute Strength (2011) ISBN 978-0-7278-8067-3 (hardcover)
  • Sire and Damn (2015) ISBN 978-1-5120-5378-4 (paperback)

Recurring Characters in the Dog Lover's books[edit]

  • Holly Winter
  • Steve Delaney
  • Rita
  • Buck Winter
  • Kevin Dennehy
  • Leah Whitcomb
  • Anita Fairley
  • Jennifer Pasquarelli

Recurring Animals in the Dog Lover's books[edit]

  • Rowdy
  • Kimi
  • India
  • Lady
  • Sammy
  • Groucho
  • Willie
  • Tracker

Cat Lover's Mysteries[edit]

  • Scratch the Surface (2005) about sleuth Felicity; cats Edith & Brigitte

Gourmet Girl Mysteries[edit]

Co-written with daughter Jessica Conant-Park.

  • Steamed
  • Simmer Down
  • Turn Up the Heat