©2018 by Alice Carter

Ali Carter Author

The Susie Mahl Mysteries

'This is a well paced and exciting read. More please!'
(Alexander McCall Smith)

‘Carter has created a character Agatha Christie would be proud of – a sort of 21st century Jane Marple, although it is hard to imagine what that most correct and starchy lady would have thought about Susie’s passion for racy French silk underwear!’

(Crime Review)

'It's a rare talent that creates a work that is both whip smart, fast paced and at the same time gloriously genteel. Carter is that talent.'

(Amanda Prowse)

‘A Christie homage whose upper-crust humour targets readers who recognize the differences between a country house and a stately home.’


'A delicious new voice in crime writing... Excellent on the English aristocracy and written in a fine wry style.'

(Daily Mail)

'An entertaining read, and one that had me up to the wee small hours.'


'Absorbing, charming and funny, A Brush With Death heralds a fresh and welcome new voice in crime writing. Susie Mahl is also a welcome new detective: witty, warm and very inquisitive.'

(Antonia Fraser)

‘A Brush with Death is a perfectly English mystery, with an abundance of all the right jokes, details, and muddy dogs. Author Ali Carter’s first book is a lovely romp and shows promise for a wonderful tongue-in-cheek mystery series.’

(Foreword Reviews)

'Brilliantly enjoyable; coolly observed.'

(The Tablet)

‘Animal lovers, Anglophiles, and fans of humorous, socially observant whodunits will look forward to the next Susie Mahl mystery.’

(Publishers Weekly)

‘Its rich details on the British leisure class may interest fans of Downton Abbey and G.M. Malliet's "Max Tudor" mysteries.’

(Library Journal)

‘Fans of country-house cozies will delight in this series debut.’


'This is a crime novel for mystery fans sick of gore and sexual violence. Just curl up and lose yourself happily in this world of animals and toffs – closely observed by a beady-eyed artist turned amateur sleuth who realises all is not as innocent as it looks and is determined to do something about it.'

(Ruth Dudley Edwards, author of The Robert Amiss Mysteries)

Ali Carter was born in Scotland and read art history at St Andrews. There followed an eclectic career in investment management, retail and technology; then in 2011 she had a catastrophic bicycling accident. After major brain surgery and a long recovery, Ali set herself a challenge to walk alone from Canterbury to Rome, a three-month pilgrimage she wrote about in her book, An Accidental Jubilee by Alice Warrender.  From then she decided to follow her passion and become a fine artist, specialising in oil paintings from life with an emphasis on colour. Ali works from her studio in East Sussex and also draws pet portraits to commission.

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For further information, contact:

Margot Weale

at Oneworld Publications

Tel: 020 7307 8908


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