“Cozy readers will savor every word of this peach of a mystery. Ms. Furlong’s turn-of-phrase is delightful, her characters are endearing, and the mystery will keep readers guessing until the very end. The Georgia Peach mysteries are loaded with Southern charm, sassy characters, and tantalizing recipes—a pure delight!”

—New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams

"Georgia belles can handle anything--including murder--as Susan Furlong proves in this sweet and juicy series debut." 

— New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly

"Susan Furlong is a gifted writer (many may not be aware she also writes under the name of Lucy Arlington) and this mystery was well crafted and the characters well fleshed out.  I could almost hear their southern accents floating off the page!  Definitely worth a look! Four Stars"

— Rocco LoTempio ~ Night Owl Reviews

"This series has everything a cozy mystery lover could want, loyal family, fantastic friends, wonderful juicy story line and a dog called Roscoe." 

— Karen ~ A Cup Of Tea and A Cozy Mystery

"Furlong kicks off this series with a great mystery. The characters are introduced in a way that is relatable to the reader ... Looking forward to more in the series."

— RT Book Reviews 

Cozy readers, you are in for a sweet peach of a treat with this first book in the new Georgia Peach Mystery series. PEACHES AND SCREAM is no doubt one of the top new cozies of 2015. Well done Ms. Furlong. Brava!

— Lisa K’s Book Reviews

Releasing July 7th!

Signings and Events


  • Peaches and Scream releases July 7th, 2015

  • Book Launch at Barnes and Noble in Champaign, Illinois on July 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM

  • Book signing at Barnes and Noble in Bloomington, Illinois on July 9th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM

  • Book signing at Barnes and Noble at River Crossing Boulevard in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM

  • Book signing at Barnes and Noble in Carmel, Indiana on July 11th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

  • Book signing at Barnes and Noble in Fairview Heights, Illinois on July 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM 

  • Meet Susan at Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, NC October 8 - 11


  • Peaches and Scream, the first book in The Georgia Peach Mysteries is available for pre-order!

  • Played by the Book hits number 19 on the Barnes and Noble Bestsellers list!


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Susan Furlong (also writing as Lucy Arlington)

​Author and Freelance Writer