Mad in Pursuit

Book Publishing

THE SUDDEN SILENCE: A Tale of Suspense and Found Treasure (2015) Thailand: lovers of ancient treasure tangle with international black markets. Delia Rivera pulls Martin Moon back into the game and their quest turns deadly. In paperback and Kindle editions.

TRIBE OF THE BREAKAWAY BEADS: Book of Exits and Fresh Starts (2011) Time after time, Mary asks herself: Do I go or do I stay? She finds her power in her ancestors: Smart women turn discontent into action. An illustrated memoir in paperback and Kindle editions.

PASSION AND PERIL ON THE SILK ROAD: A Thriller in Pakistan and China (2008) The twin forces of revenge and redemption drive Nellie MacKenzie and Taylor Jackson on a crazed adventure into the heart of Central Asia. They grapple with issues of ethics, trust, rage, and bitter heartbreak -- as well as the intrigue of the international antiquities trade. In paperback and Kindle editions.

Art & Artifacts

First-draft writing about ancient artifacts, old photos and letters, material culture, and other rarities. Observation and discovery, research and reflection: What drives the collector and what lessons can be learned by the collector's apprentice? Learn more >>>

Radio and Short Movies

Radio. Short single-voice productions, available on PRX for public radio distribution and on Soundcloud

Movies. Short videos for good causes, including the widely recognized Valentine 1955 and the prize-winning Tell! and Be the Change. More on the Mad In Pursuit channel at YouTube


Zuzu's Notebook, featuring Dot & Dash

Dot & Dash, Series #1

First Drafts

Personal essays and blog-like journal pages.

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Travel journals

Family History

Author & Producer

Susan Barrett Price loves stories. During her long working life, she has specialized in surrounding herself with mountains of information, then pulling out just the right story for the occasion. She straddles the line between nerdy intellectual and bold risk-taker. Her two big novels reflect years of research and experience in exploring the dilemmas of the trade in antiquities and cultural property. Her memoir-novella is more introspective, looking at the lives of women and what it takes to be a great dame. MAD IN PURSUIT has been her workshop and publishing platform since 1999.


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