Silver Mystery Series

Tarnished Silver -- First Book in the Silver Mystery Series

When software developer Abby Strickland receives an unexpected inheritance of eight cartons of sterling silver, her world turns upside down.  Why did her aunt hide such a treasure trove and what will Abby do with it now?  But first, she must deal with the police when her serving piece for a special cake becomes a murder weapon.  With blood on the family silver and officers threatening to swamp her with circumstantial evidence, she gets involved to protect herself.  Lured to the crime scene in Saint Michaels, a sailing destination on the Chesapeake Bay, Abby finds a different way of life filled with quirky characters, boat races and a handsome guy, all only ninety minutes from the Nation’s Capital.  It’s fun until she is tangled in a web of wealth, greed and family secrets. 


 

What Readers Are Saying:


Tarnished Silver” transports you to the Eastern Shore of Maryland but will remind you of whatever town has a special place in your heart – hopefully without murder.  It left me wondering what other secrets this quaint little Eastern Shore town is hiding and I’m waiting for Susan Reiss to tell me.  

— Barbara Viniar, President, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD


“Tarnished Silver” captures the local flavor of our area – St. Michaels, the food and the quirky characters who live here and visit.  The descriptions are so real I could feel myself driving by MEBA, through town on the St. Michaels Road all the way to Tilghman Island.  The mystery kept me turning the page.  This is a book I recommend to my library patrons… and to you.
– Shauna Beulah, Branch Manager, St. Michaels Library

Sacred Silver -- Second Book in the Silver Mystery Series

 Sterling silver expert Abby Strickland wants to spend the holidays curled up quietly with some good books and her puppy, Simon.  When an antique chalice disappears from a local church with only a puzzle of clues left in its place, she is drawn into a dangerous treasure hunt. Can she navigate the maze of secrets in time to save the holiday spirit… and a life? 


 

What Readers Are Saying:


Susan Reiss captures the magic, mystery and charm of that quintessential Eastern Shore town of St. Michaels.  Secrets lay hidden for generations among the stunningly beautiful estates along the Miles River.  Can’t wait for her next “silver” adventure.
—Kathy Harig, owner of Mystery Loves Company Booksellers for 23 years


This is the book I recommend to my library patrons… and to you.
—Shauna Beulah, Branch Manager, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels Branch

Painted Silver -- Third Book in the Silver Mystery Series

Sterling silver expert Abby Strickland enjoys an art festival’s gala on a private island just off the Chesapeake Bay.  Once home to a famous silversmith, it is now the target of determined treasure hunters.  The elegant evening ends when when a body washes up on the shore and someone screams.  Soon she is drawn into a web of creative envy and greed. 


 

What Readers Are Saying:


Silver, art and murder lead to an exciting read!
—S. Jennifer Sugarman, Artist


Susan Reiss captures the magic, mystery and charm of that quintessential Eastern Shore town of St. Michaels.  Secrets lay hidden for generations among the stunningly beautiful estates along the Miles River.  Can’t wait for her next “silver” adventure.
—Kathy Harig, Mystery Loves Company Booksellers 


This is the book I recommend to my library patrons… and to you.
—Shauna Beulah, Branch Manager, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels

Hammered Silver -- Fourth Book in the Silver Mystery Series

 

Nothing is what it seems!


The discovery of an engraved bowl draws sterling silver expert Abby Strickland into a world where nothing is what it seems… where majestic sailboats unique to the Chesapeake Bay are called log canoes… hammered doesn’t mean drunk…close friends become fierce competitors in the race for the coveted Governor’s Cup Trophy.


Does the story of a century-old murder stay in the past or lead to blood and chaos in the water right in front of Abby’s eyes? Was it an accident or was it revenge?

Fifth Book Coming by Christmas 2018!

Foiled Silver -- Fifth Book in the Silver Mystery Series

Is it possible that Abby Strickland, sterling silver expert is surrounded by killers?  She lives on the Maryland Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, known for its natural beauty of green fields, geese bobbing on the river, Snowy Egrets poised on the shore and white swans in flight.  It’s a little bit of heaven less than two hours of the bustling cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.   


She’s drawn into a debate about real estate development and anger, resentment and violence flares.  When murder happens right in front of her eyes, her life of beauty and elegance is turned upside down.  


Should she believe what she saw?  Is it possible that jealousy drove her mentor and friend Lorraine to commit the ultimate crime?  Only her sense loyalty to her mentor and friend Lorraine makes her challenge what she saw.  As Abby scrambles to find the truth amid red-hot emotions and crippling suspicions, Mother Nature adds to the tension with the threat of a major storm.   


Abby doesn’t know where to turn as she realizes that yes, she is surrounded by killers.


Foiled Silver, the fifth book in the Silver Mystery series set in St. Michaels, Maryland will be released in time for Christmas.