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

and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes

In honor of James Joyce and Ulysses and Bloomsday 2016, Molly’s Soliloquy: Yes because he never did a thing like that before as ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs since the City Arms hotel when he used to be pretending to be laid up with a…

Death and Disappearance

I’m thrilled to announce the fifth book in the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series. It’s called Death and Disappearance, a full-length mystery, and you can buy it here. Summary While Denny battles demons of his own and Cookie and Clancy disappear, a pregnant Fina Fitzgibbons investigates the death of her friend’s husband and in doing so…

A List of Compound Words – Updated

My List of Compound Words I keep a list of compound words. Some of the words on the list, like “nonexistent,” are not really compound words, according to the purists, but no one accused me of being that pure, but my list reminds me either to hyphenate or not. Not…

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