The Sam Plank novels
This is Susan’s series of novels about Sam Plank, a magistrates’ constable working in Regency London, and with a particular interest in financial crime. “Fatal Forgery” (set in 1824, and published in 2013) is the first in the series (set in 1824), then we have “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat” (set in 1825, and published in 2014), then “Worm in the Blossom” (set in 1826, published in 2015), then “Portraits of Pretence” (set in 1827, published in 2016), then “Faith, Hope and Trickery” (set in 1828, published in 2018), “Heir Apparent” (set in early 1829, published in 2019) and now “Notes of Change” (set in late 1829, published in 2022).
And if you’re not sure whether they’re for you, you can download for free – in various e-formats or PDF format – the official guide to the series. This official guide contains the first chapter of each book and a glossary of Regency language, including some handy insults. You can download the free Kindle guide here, the free Kobo version here, the free Apple iBook here, and the free PDF guide here: The Official Guide to the Sam Plank Mysteries book series.
Paperbacks and Kindle editions
The first five Sam Plank novels are available in paperback format through Bookshop.org in the UK. (I am investigating what has happened to the sixth and seventh books…) Bookshop.org is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. If you buy the books through my shopfront on Bookshop.org, I get 10% commission over and above my usual paperback royalty, and the website then gives an additional matching 10% back to independent bookshops. As they explain on the Bookshop.org website: “By design, we give away over 75% of our profit margin to stores, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books!” If you’re tempted, you can purchase the books through my shopfront on Bookshop.org.
All seven books are available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions – click on the book cover to link to the relevant Amazon UK page:
For overseas buyers, I have done my best to set up international links that should point to your domestic Amazon site. For “Fatal Forgery”, click here. For “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat”, click here. For “Worm in the Blossom”, click here. For “Portraits of Pretence”, click here. For “Faith, Hope and Trickery”, click here. For “Heir Apparent”, click here.
If you’re looking for another alternative to Amazon, you can also get paperbacks delivered free from the Book Depository: click here for “Fatal Forgery”, click here for “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat”, click here for “Worm in the Blossom” and click here for “Portraits of Pretence”.
For the time being, my earlier titles are available only in Kindle format. By the end of May 2022, however, they will all be available in many e-formats.
“Notes of Change” – the new kid on the block – is already available in lots of exciting e-formats. Click here to buy it from Barnes & Noble/Nook, or from Draft2Digital, or from Google Books, or from Kobo, or from Smashwords.
You can also download the books as plain PDF files from Gumroad: click here for “Fatal Forgery”, click here for “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat”, click here for “Worm in the Blossom”, click here for “Portraits of Pretence”, click here for “Faith, Hope and Trickery”, click here for “Heir Apparent”, and click here for “Notes of Change”.
“Fatal Forgery” and “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat” are now available as audiobooks. You can buy them via Amazon (which will patch you through to its sister company, Audible), or directly from Audible (here for “Fatal Forgery” and here for “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat”), or from iTunes (here for “Fatal Forgery” and here for “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat”). All of them offer a five-minute free sample so that you can listen before you buy.
With Amazon/Audible, you can either do a one-off purchase or pay a monthly subscription to download unlimited audiobooks (they’re currently offering a 30-day free trial). And if you join Audible, rather than doing a one-off purchase, and one of my books is the first book you download with your new membership, I get a bounty payment – just saying!
And work is underway on the audiobook of “Worm in the Blossom”.
“The Solo Squid: How to Run a Happy One-Person Business”
After a quarter-century of running a one-person consultancy, Susan decided to put down some pearls of wisdom in a slim business volume on how to enjoy the solo working life.
“Susan in the City: The Cambridge News Years”
This is a collection of the best eighty of the 510 columns that Susan wrote for her local newspaper, the Cambridge News, over a decade from August 2006 to January 2017.
It is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
“Suspicious Activity” series
This is the fictionalised adventures of a Money Laundering Reporting Officer:
AML for NEDs
A non-fiction suite of books called “Anti-Money Laundering: A Guide for the Non-Executive Director” – click on the sample book cover to go to my business website for all available editions (covering four jurisdictions and an international version):
AML for staff
A non-fiction suite of books called “Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know” – click on the sample book cover to go to my business website for all available editions (covering four jurisdictions and several sectors):