The Maggie Hope Mysteries, Susan Elia MacNeal

Maggie Hope is an American about to enroll in Princeton University for her Ph.D. in math when she has to travel to London to sell the house of her newly deceased grandmother. Then World War II breaks out, and Maggie needs a job. A friend mentions that a typist position has just opened up at Number 10 Downing Street, the office of Prime Minister Winston Churchill… because the previous typist was murdered.

So begins Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, the first in an ongoing series of mysteries set during the second World War. Princess Elizabeth’s Spy was a Book of the Week on, and The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent and Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante both debuted in the top 10 of the New York Times bestseller list. The Paris Spy debuted in the top 10 of the Washington Post Hardcover bestseller list and in the top 20 of the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly Hardcover bestsellers lists. Susan Elia MacNeal has been nonimated for and has won numerous awards for her work, including Barry, Macavity, Edgar, Dilys, Left Coast Crime, and International Thriller Writers awards.

We’ve been working with MacNeal for 15 years, and have edited the entire Maggie Hope series as well as MacNeal’s nonfiction books. See more about her at