Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a grandmother, a member of Sisters In Crime, a graduate of Marquette University, and a life member of The Art Students League of New York. 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.
Her characters yearn. They love, they fight. And sometimes they find bodies. 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. And the fourth book, MURDER ON THE RUE CASSETTE, is available at Amazon. TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN published on December 20, 2013 and the second book in this Brooklyn mystery series, MISSING BRANDY, published two months ago.
Quote: “Everything that rises must converge.” —Teilard de Chardin, S.J.
Fiction: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Wolf Hall, The Dead,
The Velveteen Rabbit, The Adventures of Augie March, As I Lay Dying,
Absalom, Absalom!, A Rose for Emily, A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Poems: Four Quartets, one circus, 3 Rings, FOREVER AND EVER, HOORAY!
Movies: When Harry Met Sally, Raging Bull, Manhattan
Composers: Brahms, Mahler, Puccini, Tallis, Verdi
Authors: Hilary Mantel, Dante, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Flannery O’Connor, W.B. Yeats, Margaret Atwood, Anita Brookner, Dylan Thomas, Ann Beattie, Anne Tyler, Anne Perry, Saul Bellow, Martha Grimes, Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Richard Russo, Reginald Hill, Val McDermid, Jacqueline Winspear, Jeffery Deaver , Dennis Lehane, Denise Mina, John Hart, Deborah Crombie, Barbara Cleverly, Joseph Pintauro, Tana French, James Wood, T.S. Eliot—to name a few
Artists: Atget, Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson, da Vinci, Hine, Kertész, Leiter, Manet, Matisse, Michelangelo, Monet, Morisot, Nadar, Pissarro, Renoir, Riis
Lower East Side, Italy, England, France, Germany, Austria
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