Interview with Susan Hunter

Interview with Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Secrets

What genre do you write and why?

I write mysteries, the Leah Nash series, because I've always loved the genre and now I can enjoy it from a writer's as well as a reader's perspective.
Tell us about your latest book.
Interview with Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous SecretsDangerous Secrets is the fourth installment in the Leah Nash Mysteries series. When Leah's friend Miguel Santos arrives home after a weekend away and finds a body in his living room, suspicion falls on his uncle. Their investigation soon turns up connections between the dead woman, an online dating site, and Miguel's uncle. When he's arrested, Miguel turns to Leah for help and launches them both into a twisting mystery that becomes Leah's most complex case to date.
What formats is the book available in?
Dangerous Secrets is available in ebook format on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play books, and also in paperback.
Who are your favourite authors?
Sue Grafton, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Louise Penny, P.D. James, Susie Steiner, Michael Connelly, Agatha Christie, James Burke.
What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
“There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.”

—Jim Thompson

What's the best thing about being a writer?
Going to work in my pajamas.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
On my website,
Interview with Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Secrets
Who is your favourite character in your book and why?

That's a bit like asking me who my favorite child is! I think that I enjoy writing my lead character, Leah Nash, the most because she's an imperfect person with a nice mix of strengths and weaknesses. Although I've become quite fond of Detective Charlie Ross over time. Initially I saw him as an annoying minor character, an adversary for Leah. But he's grown on me and now I can see the honest kindness beneath his gruff exterior. But I also love reporter Miguel Santos for his sunny optimism and Leah's closest friend Coop, a police lieutenant with a wry sense of humor and a big reserve of patience—which he needs with Leah.

Actually, I'll admit it. I like all my characters, even the unloveable ones. Author's prerogative.  

What are you currently reading?

The Sea Detective, by Mark Douglas-Home. It's very good.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

Reading, eating chocolate things, agonizing over the news, talking/laughing/arguing with my husband, my family and my friends, occasionally exercising and often staring at the river that runs by our house.

Interview with Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Secrets


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  1. I have seen a lot of buzz about this series. I enjoyed this interview since I love learning about the author behind the book. Pajamas and chocolates!!! Doesn't get better than that?

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  3. Oops, typo in the first comment I tried, not good for a writer ;-) Just wanted to say thanks for hosting Dangerous Secrets. I enjoyed the interview questions!


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