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Pat Camalliere

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An avid reader of mysteries and historical fiction, Pat Camalliere recently utilized her skills—developed writing historical papers and programs, newsletters, and website content—to create her debut novel, The Mystery at Sag Bridge. Her second book, The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods, was published in 2015. She is currently writing a third book in the Cora Tozzi Historical Mystery Series.

She is a member of the Society of Midland Authors, Sisters in Crime and the Chicago Writers Association. She lives with her husband in Lemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Visit her website at patcamallierebooks.com.

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Pat Camalliere You hit the nail on the head when you suggested it is too hard to choose.

I probably would consider myself more of a mystery writer, since I've been…more
You hit the nail on the head when you suggested it is too hard to choose.

I probably would consider myself more of a mystery writer, since I've been reading and wanting to write mysteries as long as I can remember. I particularly enjoy English mystery writers, and my current favorite is Elizabeth George, who writes English mysteries despite being an American.

My fascination for history is both more recent and more limited, as it is history about the Midwest United States that is most interesting to me. I'm currently researching the time period between the War of 1812 and Illinois statehood, the Illinois frontier, which is very fascinating. That is when my next mystery book will take place.(less)
Pat Camalliere I have always had small unusual things crop up, like drawers that open on their own, things that seem to disappear and reappear. When I was going over…moreI have always had small unusual things crop up, like drawers that open on their own, things that seem to disappear and reappear. When I was going over ideas to jumpstart a story, I asked myself, "What if there was a real presence behind these incidents, not just something that happened by chance?" I live in an area with an abundance of forests, old cemeteries, cliffs and tunnels, great ghostly settings. I put the two ideas together, along with a quirky town history and sorrow for my mother who had recently died, and the result is The Mystery at Sag Bridge.(less)
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Happy Birthday, Illinois! Two Hundred Years Young!


On December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the Union.


Last month’s blog was part one of an excerpt from my mystery novel, The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods. Today’s post is the conclusion, and depicts what life was like in Northern Illinois near Chicago as it would have been at the time Illinois was granted statehood.


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