Susan Russo Anderson

About me

Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a grandmother, a widow, a member of Sisters In Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She has taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner’s Dilsey, she’s seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes.

DEATH OF A SERPENT, the first in the Serafina Florio series, published January 2012. It began as a painting of the Lower East Side, the landmark immigrant neighborhood in Manhattan, and wound up as a mystery story set in nineteenth-century Sicily. NO MORE BROTHERS, a novella, published May 2012, the second in the series. The third book, DEATH IN BAGHERIA, published in December. You can read excerpts on Amazon and on her websites, and writingsleuth.

From my website

99¢ Countdown, Now Through December 25

In honor of the holidays, four of my books are on sale. 99¢, now through December 25. Take a peek: Too Quiet in Brooklyn, Missing Brandy, Death of a Serpent, Death in Bagheria, and Murder on the Rue Cassette.

My List: Compound Words

Lately I’ve become involved with compound words. Not that I don’t have better things to worry about. I sit and wonder if they’re written as one word or two. Or hyphenated. I don’t know who decides where they are in their evolutionary state of commingling, but I spend lots of time…

The Moon Is a Cold Goddess

Here’s an excerpt from Whiskey’s Gone, a work in progress publishing soon, the third in the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series. In this scene, it’s the middle of the night and Fina is lying awake, trying to solve a few mysteries at once—the mystery of a missing woman, as well…

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