Tropical Temptation, the First in the Kristen Maroney Mystery Series Starring a Seaside Boutique Owner, Brings Alive the Characters in Susan LaDue's Novel, "The Veranda."

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Kristen Maroney lives for the status quo. Her life as a seaside boutique owner couldn't be more peaceful, except that she can't resist sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong. When her friend's husband starts acting distant, she plunges in, asking questions that endanger her and everyone she cares about.

"Tropical Temptation," A New Mystery by Susan LaDue
The First in the Kristen Maroney Mystery Series

Tropical Temptation is a light, easy read for mystery lovers of all ilks. The characters in Susan LaDue's fictionalized memoir, "The Veranda" come alive in a new series, starring a seaside shop owner with a serious case of nosy parker. Kristen Maroney is living the good life in the tropics. She owns her own boutique in the seaside town of Placencia, in the tiny country of Costa del Oro. She dates a hot casino manager, buys beach and resort wear from the best collections, lunches with friends, and watches TV with her Labrador retriever.

But when her friend Amelia's husband starts acting strangely, Kristen can't resist sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong. Over the strenuous objections of her boyfriend Conrad and her neighbor Liz, she asks questions all over town and before long she, Conrad, and her dog Buster are in over their heads. Kristen must summon all her intelligence and courage to protect the financial and emotional well-being of herself and her loved ones.

About the Author:

Susan LaDue is an author and freelance writer who lives and works in central MA. In addition to her writing she’s an unrepentant animal dog enthusiast and cheerfully shares her home with a cocker spaniel and a Shetland sheepdog.

Before becoming a professional writer, she was a tenured professor at the University of MA, then a human resources manager at a Fortune 100 company. She has a Ph.D. in French from Yale University. In addition to her writing business, Susan owns a dog daycare and grooming business.

If you’d like more information Susan LaDue’s novel, “Tropical Temptations,” or would like to schedule an interview with the author, please call her at 508-393-5403 or email her: susanladue(at)msn(dot)com. Please visit

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