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Books by Susan Union

  • Paws For Death

    On the cusp of turning thirty, San Diego vet-tech Randi Sterling yearns to heal her wounded family relationships, but when her mother barges into her life unannounced, bringing her yappy, spoiled little dog with her, and forcing her new-found passion for dog agility upon her, Randi finds herself biting her tongue and keeping her feelings leashed.

    Things get worse when her mother’s best friend drops dead competing on course for an important agility championship, and her mother pressures Randi to investigate her death. Randi agrees, but soon finds out all is not what it seems with her mother and her motives.

    While struggling to mend fences and repair broken hearts, Randi becomes enmeshed in an ordeal with far more obstacles than one normally finds in the agility ring—a love triangle, a lesbian lover, jealous competitors and a fight over a beloved Border Collie. Everything takes a turn for the worse when the police come looking for her mother as a suspect in what they believe to be the murder of her best friend. Randi has a hunch her mother is being framed and fights to prove the accusations against her are unfounded.

    With the help of her hunky, yet unavailable, veterinarian boss, Randi attains a breakthrough on the killer’s identity, but as soon as the possibility of clearing her mother and healing their relationship could become reality, her mother and her little dog vanish without a trace.

    Will Randi find her mother before she falls prey to a ruthless killer, or will Randi become the next murder victim?

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  • Rode to Death

    Equine journalist Randi Sterling bonds easily with the horses she writes about—it’s men she has a hard time trusting. When she receives a proposition from Jaydee Hill, her charismatic college flame, to move to his ranch in San Diego’s wealthy Rancho del Zorro, she is torn. Jaydee is offering her the life she’s always dreamed of, but he burned her once before. Is he a changed man or is she heading down a trail of trouble?

    Desire and curiosity win her mental coin toss, but she arrives to discover surprise! Jaydee is already married. She stumbles upon Jaydee’s dead bride in a champion stallion’s stall and her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon.

    Can Randi solve this murder in horseman’s paradise or will she become the killer’s next victim?

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Susan Union has owned and showed horses since the age of ten. She was a contributing editor for The Western Horse magazine and feature article writer for Quarter Horses USA, The Western Horse, Horses USA and Horse Illustrated magazines. Her articles and essays have appeared in A 5th Portion for Chicken Soup for the Soul, the Mammoth Times newspaper and the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Her short story, "Stone Cricket," was published in 2012's A Year in Ink, the San Diego Writers' Anthology, Volume 5. Susan lives in Southern California and is currently at work on her Randi Sterling mystery series.

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