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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. [Read More …]
Meet Serafina Serafina Florio is a widowed midwife-turned-sleuth living in nineteenth-century Sicily. She lived the first part of her life in Oltramari, a fictional city near Palermo. Her father, a visiting professor at the University of Turin, died in the January 1848 revolution; her mother, a midwife, perished in the cholera epidemic of 1865. In 1847, Serafina married Giorgio Florio, the apothecary’s oldest son, who, like Serafina, was a member of the merchant class. After marriage, Serafina remained a midwife, refining her skills, delivering healthy babies. In 1866—a horrific year in Sicily’s history—three prostitutes were knifed to death, their foreheads gouged with … [Read More...]
Excerpt from Readers Favorite Book Review: “Anderson’s novel is quick moving and filled with twists and turns as this mystery is pondered and solved. It is easy to follow and the story flows well. I felt I was actually in Italy in 1866 as the author writes with such vivid descriptions and imagery throughout the book. Historical details with regard to dress, language, activities and landscape add so much to this story. This is an author and series not to miss if you enjoy a good mystery!” —Kristie I. for Readers Favorite Quotes from Reviewers: “… an author and series not to miss!”—Readers Favorite “I was spellbound by the intrigue and the courage of Serafina as she
A body on the shore … A new romance … Dark secrets … and one woman determined to uncover the truth. When Serafina Florio discovers a body on the beach, she plunges into the investigation despite dark secrets, diminishing funds, and a budding romance. Evidence leads her to a forest on the edge of the Madonie Mountains where a harrowing encounter pitches her deeper into the search. Does she have enough time to catch the killer? Will love prevail? Can she keep her family together? Meet Serafina Florio, a midwife-turned-sleuth who supports her children and catches criminals in spite of insurmountable odds. NO MORE BROTHERS, the second book in the Serafina Florio mystery