Susan Coryell, Author

Author of novels for adults and young adults

The Latest by Susan Coryell releases March 12

A Murder of PrincipleA Murder of Principle

What happens when an unscrupulous principal threatens to destroy a model high school?

 Teachers, other administrators, students, parents—the community at large increasingly react to the tremors shaking Harding High as Principle Wendy Storme churns a destructive path through their traditions, values and protocol. Everyone seems to have a valid motive for murder.

A Murder of Principle is available in print and e-book at Amzon, Barnes & Noble, and all online booksellers.

Overhome Triliogy #3 - Nobody KnowsNobody Knows

Why do ancient spirits hover at the crossroads between two worlds: the living and the dead? 

With a successful writing career and blissful marriage, Ashby Overton is fulfilled and content at historic Overhome Estate in Southern Virginia until a stranger walks into her life. The arrival of Professor Ellis O. Grady coincides with a violent and bizarre turbulence emanating from the dark world of Overhome's ancient spirits.

As paranormal events build into chaos, Ashby must use her sixth sense to sort out the real from the imagined in both the visible and the invisible worlds as, stirred into fury, the souls of Civil War slaves engage in a dangerous battle destined to reveal long-held secrets of the past.

What is the connection between the enigmatic professor, a slave-built chapel and a restored overseer's cottage on Overhome Estate? Ashby struggles to find the answers before the spirits destroy her family's heritage, and the lives of those she loves.

Beneath the StonesOverhome Triliogy #2 - Beneath the Stones

Ashby Overton has everything to look forward to, including a promising writing career and her wedding at summer’s end. But, Overhome, her beloved historic family estate in Southern Virginia, is in financial peril and it is up to Ashby to find a solution.

Mystery, suspense and romance flourish against a backdrop of Civil War turmoil and ancestral strife--where immortality infiltrates the ancient air breathed by all who inhabit Overhome Estate.

Beneath the Stones is now available at all online bookstores in both print and e-book formats:  Amazon paper back or Kindle version - Barnes and Noble Nook version.

A Red, Red RoseOverhome Triliogy #1- A Red, Red Rose

A whole summer to absorb two hundred years of Overton ancestry. Their lives, loves and secrets. Especially their secrets.

A Red, Red Rose is a "cozy mystery" set in rural Southwest Virginia at Moore Mountain Lake. A Southern gothic, the novel involves an old mansion, quirky characters, and an unpredictable ancestral ghost.

We are pleased to announce that A Red, Red Rose has a new publisher, The Wild Rose Press. Please see Purchasing options.  Now available as a Kindle Book through Amazon.