Books by Susan Rogers Cooper

FULL CIRCLE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Still another look (One, Two, What Did Daddy Do?, 1992, etc.) at the Lester family murders. Lots of flashbacks, lots of changing perspectives and new viewpoints, lots of invitations to keep guessing. It all hurtles along rapidly until the unsatisfactory ending."
A romance novelist and amateur sleuth's most dangerous adventure involves her own family. Read full book review >
RUDE AWAKENING by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A surprise ending caps this unusually amusing entry in Milt's ebullient series (Shotgun Wedding, 2009, etc.)."
A small-town sheriff's department deals with a series of interconnected crimes. Read full book review >
SHOTGUN WEDDING by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enough felonies for a whole series of The Wire, though neither the overcharged, half-hearted mystery nor the improbable pirate invasion could provide enough nourishment on its own."
Quite the crime wave for sleepy Longbranch, Okla: multiple robberies, multiple murders, kidnapping and devil worship. And we haven't even gotten to the pirates. Read full book review >
ROMANCED TO DEATH by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A fast-paced whodunit that mixes the plainspoken E.J. with double the thrills and chills."
A romance writers' convention becomes the latest high-mortality zone. Read full book review >
VEGAS NERVE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 8, 2007

"More fun than a week in Vegas, especially if it's Milt's week."
His psychiatrist wife's conference takes Sheriff Milt Kovak to Las Vegas, where her triumphant speech is promptly one-upped by murder. Read full book review >
LYING WONDERS by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

It's never easy hearing from an old girlfriend, but Sheriff Milt Kovak, of Oklahoma's Prophesy County (Doctors and Lawyers and Such, 1995, etc.), is especially unhappy about Laura Marshall's call. Read full book review >

DOCTORS AND LAWYERS AND SUCH by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

Beneath its bucolic veneer, life in Prophesy County, Oklahoma, is rife with problems, and middle-aged, newly remarried Sheriff Milt Kovak gets a lot of them (Dead Moon on the Rise, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

FUNNY AS A DEAD RELATIVE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

Cooper, who's been alternating between standup comic Kimmey Kruse's adventures in Chicago (Funny as a Dead Comic, 1993) and down-home sagebrush mysteries (Dead Moon on the Rise, p. 247), gets a chance to fire both barrels at once when a hurry call to her ailing grandfather's bedside sends Kimmey home to Port Arthur, Tex. Read full book review >

DEAD MOON ON THE RISE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 22, 1994

Fiftyish, divorced Milt Kovak, acting sheriff of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, has been reinvigorated by a new, pregnant wife- -psychiatrist Jean McDonnell—and plans to run for sheriff in the next election. Read full book review >

FUNNY AS A DEAD COMIC by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

Cooper, author of a well-regarded series featuring Oklahoma Sheriff Milt Kovak (Other People's Houses, etc.), introduces Kimmy Kruse, a pint-sized stand-up comic from Texas, playing this week at Chicago's Kaiser Komedy Klub. Read full book review >

ONE, TWO, WHAT DID DADDY DO? by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

Cooper, creator of the well-regarded Sheriff Milton Kovack series (Chasing Away the Devil, etc.), has a gutsy new sleuth in Texas housewife/romance writer E.J. Pugh—wife of oil-field consultant Willis and mother of two small children. Read full book review >

CHASING AWAY THE DEVIL by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

Recently divorced, tough-tender Milt Kovack, Deputy Sheriff of Prophesy County, Oklahoma (Other People's Houses, etc.), has proposed marriage to feisty waitress Glenda Sue and been rejected. Read full book review >

OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 21, 1990

Tough-talking, softhearted Sheriff Milton Kovak, of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, is shaken by what he finds at 312 Grapevine Road in Long Branch—home of bankteller Lois Bell, her mechanic husband Bill, and their three young children. Read full book review >

THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 22, 1989

This lively newcomer to the good 'ol boys' school of writing introduces Milt Novack, head of Homicide in the Sheriff's Department of Prophesy County, Oklahoma. Read full book review >