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

Guest Author: Mark Victor Young

I am thrilled to welcome author Mark Victor Young. Just in time for spooks on stoops, he’s here to tell us about his latest mystery, Risk. They’re the most unlikely detectives… Martin is a 38-year-old virgin marked for greatness by the insurance gods. In his professional life, he is paid to…


  It’s too quiet, at least for Brooklyn, so Fina Fitzgibbons isn’t surprised when she finds a strangled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. She discovers that the dead woman’s young grandson is also missing and begins a hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in…

Running the Walls

  Meet Ralph. He’s a character in TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN. The antagonist, or at least one of them. Ralph made the bed and sat on it, trying to count his money, but gave up. He had plenty of time to do the job, it wasn’t three days yet, but his…

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