Susan compiled A Reader’s Guide to the Classic British Mystery (1988), after spending years and years reading crime fiction and taking notes. Talking about her favorite books with friends just wasn't enough, so she offered her list of books to a publisher.
Susan was consulting editor for The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999), which is a wonderful reference on all sorts of topics related to crime fiction.
In addition to writing and reviewing crime fiction, Oleksiw was a co-founder of Level Best Books, which continues to thrive under new ownership, and The Larcom Press, which published The Larcom Review and a number of mysteries before its founders decided to move on to other challenges.
Susan is a member of Sisters
in Crime, Mystery
Writers of America,
Authors Guild, National
Writers Union, and Short