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

A Serial Killer of Sorts

Death of a Brooklyn Landlord I’m a mystery writer, a serial killer of sorts, and my latest victim is a Brooklyn landlord, not at all a likable character. His name is Viktor Charnov, and in addition to gouging his tenants, he’s done other bad stuff, revealed later on in the story. I…


I’m sure there’s a fancy name for them, but I don’t know it. Openers, I call them. Although some of them are modifying phrases, others are not. Being fillers, they do not add anything essential to meaning. They’re the phrases we’re not supposed to write if we want clean crisp…

Pre-Order NOW: Death of a Brooklyn Landlord

I’m thrilled to announce Death of a Brooklyn Landlord is on pre-order Now! A Mystery, A Kidnapping, A Missing Mom … The First Book in a NEW Spinoff Series When newly-widowed Lorraine McDuffy gets a call in the middle of the night, it’s not the ghost of her dead husband…

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