The Maggie Newberry Mysteries

Starting with the meeting of Maggie Newberry and Laurent Dernier in the south of France, this series spans a twenty-year marriage with children and quite a few murder mysteries along the way!

This is the mystery series starring Maggie Newberry, an American ex-pat, who lives on a vineyard in the south of France. Not surprisingly, all the Maggie Mysteries are rife with the signs, smells, and tastes of France and its author takes no responsibility for any weight gained while reading the books. Admittedly, they do trigger sudden urges for foie gras, macarons, and pissaladières

 You can order these books through the ebook vendor of your choice or my website by clicking on the links below.  And for those of you who stay with me for the whole ride, please join me on Maggie’s dedicated Facebook Page so we can stay in touch!

(Book 1) Murder in the South of France

(Book 2) Murder à la Carte

(Book 3) Murder in Provence

(Book 4) Murder in Paris

(Book 5) Murder in Aix

(Book 6) Murder in Nice

(Book 7) Murder in the Latin Quarter

(Book 8) Murder in the Abbey

(Book 9) Murder in the Bistro

(Book 10) Murder in Cannes

(Book 11) Murder in Grenoble

(Book 12) Murder in the Vineyard

(Book 13) Murder in Arles

(Book 14) Murder in Marseille

(Book 15) Murder in Saint-Rémy

(Book 16) Murder á la Mode

(Book 17) Murder in Avignon

(Book 18) Murder in the Lavender

(Book 19) Murder in Mont St-Michel 

(Book 20) Murder in the Village

(Book 21) Murder in St-Tropez 

(Book 22) Murder in Grasse 

(Book 23) Murder in Monaco (Releases August 2023)

A Provençal Christmas (Novella)

A Thanksgiving in Provence (Novella)

Rather listen than read? CLICK HERE for the Maggie Newberry audiobooks!

If you’d like to dig a little deeper into All-Things-Maggie, Check out this page which tells you more about Maggie and Laurent’s picturesque and charming village of St-Buvard.

PLUS! You can visit with Maggie & Laurent and Grace on Facebook right HERE. I put all my books-in-progress in this spot so you’ll see excerpts plus other goodies that I’ll offer only on Maggie’s Facebook Page.

Hope you join me there!




















47 thoughts on “The Maggie Newberry Mysteries

  1. Are the places REAL towns/villages in France? Going to that area in October and getting psyched reading this series!!

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  3. Love the Maggie Newberry series. Purchased all of them..want more your a awesome writer. Plus I love Maggies husband a man that can cook..

  4. Hi, Sylvia, thanks for your kind words! I’m hard at work on #7 as-we-speak. (I think it’ll be my most exciting “Maggie” ever.) So glad you’re enjoying them! Shooting for the end of summer or early fall. Meanwhile, have you checked out The Irish End Games? The protagonist in those is a woman facing the unthinkable. If you like Maggie and Ella, you’ll probably like Sarah! 🙂 Let me know what you think.

  5. Hi, Alice…not soon enough, that’s for sure. 🙂 Editorial changes had me releasing two other books from another series instead and I had to postpone the 7th Maggie book. I’m hoping to have it out by late fall or early 2016. (Hope you stick with me that long!) 🙂

    • On Book 6 now and am loving the series! Read first 5 in a week… I’m officially addicted -that and the flu helped aid in giving me “free time.” Can’t wait to see how Nice goes down and I’m already anticipating Book 7! Thanks for the journey!

    • Was also looking or Maggie 7 & 8.
      Please let me know when they are released. Will read the Time Travel books in the meantime but LOVE Maggie.

      • Thanks for writing, Norene! If you signed up for the newsletter, you’ll be notified straigtaway on the release of the next Maggie books. I’ll put Maggie #7 up for pre-order on Amazon and the other ebook retail sites as soon as I return from Paris. (I love the way that sounds :-)) Probably first week of November. So glad you’re loving Maggie!

  6. Love this series looking forward to #7. I finished the first 6 in about two months. Maggie is such a down to earth Heroine. Thanks for the books!

  7. I love, love, love the Maggie series, she is some gal… I am thrilled to see number 7 is on the way, I will be suffering withdrawal symptoms as soon as I have finished number 6….

  8. hello, just finished book 6 and loving the series.
    We are off to France this week for 10 days.
    Hopefully there won’t be a Murder in Vendee!!!!!
    Keep up the good work
    A bientot….

    • Ten days! Good for you. Hope the weather’s awesome for you. I can’t wait for our trip in October…seems like forever away at the moment. 🙂 Thanks for writing!

  9. Just discovered Maggie and have read the first five on my Nook in a week. Question: is Maggie’s baby named Jean Bentley or Jean Michel? In book 5 he was named for Laurent’s friend, Roger Bentley. In book 6, his name is given as Jean Michel or Jem. Maybe it is explained later in book 6 ? I’ll be reading it this weekend. Also purchased the Mia Kazmarov series and look forward to a different type of heroine, though Maggie and Laurent are wonderful in their coxy way. glad to have found another author I so thoroughly enjoy!

    • Good catch, Kate! I changed the baby’s name b/c resurrecting Roger Bentley made it a tad complicated what with Roger Bedard appearing so prominently in Books 3 and 5 so i nixed the middle name after all and went with Michel. I need to go back and change in in 5 so thanks for reminding me! Glad you’re enjoying the series and hope you like Mia, too. 🙂 Thanks for writing!

  10. Hello I thought my latest book was to be sent January 31, but I have not received it. Will it be sent to my Kendal soon? Love your books, Maggie, Grace, Laurent and children. Thanks

    • HI, Diane, the book released early so look in your Kindle files back around January 20—it should be there. If not, let me know! Glad you’re enjoying the stories! Cheers…

  11. Have your first seven books,on book six. Well written, great reading. One question, one request, one comment. Would it be possible for Maggie to say ‘yes’ instead of ‘yeah?’ Would love more involvement from Laurent. And excellent for me, the French phrases with translations are well timed. My darling is an Israeli, born in Morocco, much of his life raised in France. He is handsome, tall, and much the temperament as Laurent. I copy your French and share them with him. One would never find such phrases from French lesson books. A grateful thank you and well done to you. Tru

    • Lucky you, Trudi for having your own “Laurent!” 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying the stories. BTW you should love Book 8, “Murder in the Abbey” to be released next month (March 2016) because it’s the first time Maggie works a case alongside Laurent instead of on her own or with Grace. I hope you’ll let me know what you think!

  12. I’ve just finished Murder in the Latin Quarter and just about to start Murder in the Abbey – I love these books. I hope there will be more after Murder in the Bistro is released – I’ll be downloading that one as soon as it’s released.

    • I’m so glad you like them, Linda. Yes, I’ll do another later in the fall and probably another three next year. I feel like there’s still a lot of story left with Maggie and her life in Provence. I don’t have any intention of stopping writing the series ever! Thanks for coming along on the ride with me, Linda!

  13. I love your books-the characters and places and culture. I like that there’s not sex talk and profanity all through each story. Except for ocassionally the gd word is used which I think the point could still be made by using just the word “damn” instead of “g__damn”. It seems out of place since there’s not that much profanity used in the books. Thank you for listening to my opinion!

    • Hi Barbara, glad you’ve enjoyed the books and you’re right…there’s usually not any real reason for the “gd” cussing and I’ve made a point to remove it. Guess I missed a spot! Thanks for writing and hope you’ll stick with me going forward. Cheers!

    • Hi, Cheryl–I’m shooting for right after the new year for book 9…but then it’ll be followed quickly by Book 10 so I’m hoping that makes the wait easier! 🙂

  14. I love your Maggie Newberry books. I lived in France for a time and completely see her escapades and miscommunications. I’d love to suggest other parts of France for Maggie to explore: The Haute Savoie, Annecy, the French Alps, etc… Even living there, I found that France was so varied from place to place. I love Lyon and the amazing food, Strasbourg was frankly a moving experience after attending a concert at the cathedral. I am sure you understand where I am coming from. Please keep writing about Maggie. l love these books because they take me back to my adventures in France 20 years ago.

    • Thank you for writing me, Susan. It was good to get confirmation from you, too, about branching out a bit more with Maggie. (I’ve been wanting to write Murder in Grenoble forever!) I lived in Alsace as a child and also long to set a Maggie book there. But the key is that France is a big enough country, and as you say, diverse and varied enough to support her moving about a bit. After Cannes, I’m thinking of find a reason for Maggie to go north (not to Paris altho I love it but I’ve set two mysteries there already) for a bit. Anyway, thanks for underscoring the idea of taking Maggie out of the south now and then. Where did you live when you were there?

  15. Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the Maggie books. I have breast cancer, and your books have helped me get through surgery & chemo this summer & fall. I have read all but 3 of the Maggie books. I also have enjoyed reading Swept Away & Carried Away. Am looking forward to reading Stolen Away. Ella & Rowan have such great adventures. Thanks for all of the enjoyment you have given me.

    • Hi, Karen, Glad you’re enjoying the series. The next Maggie will be out this fall and I’m not sure about Mia. I have a few more Stranded in Provence due out and a big one for the Irish End Games: White Out. Probably sometime after that. Thanks for writing! Cheers!

  16. Love all your books Susan! I have read them all! I have two more on pre-order. #4 American in Paris and the new Maggie. Can you please tell me in which book did you introduce Luc? I’m wondering if I missed a book or just can’t remember when he entered the family. Thanks for all your hard work and please keep those books coming!

    • Hi, Roni! Thank you for your kind words about the books; I’m so glad we found each other. 🙂 Luc Thayer came on the scene in “Murder in Arles.” Laurent found him at the monastery and one thing led to another–by the end of the book Laurent and unofficially adopted him! Anyway, thanks for joining me on this ride; glad to have you aboard!

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  18. Maggie is such a brat. I hope she gets better or I’ll have to give these books up and I love to pretend I’m in Provence. But she’s grating.

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