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Elena Santangelo

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ELENA SANTANGELO pens the Possessed Mystery series, including Agatha Award finalist BY BLOOD POSSESSED. The series features laid-off office clerk turned ghostbuster, Pat Montella, and her 91 year-old sidekick, Miss Maggie. These novels combine murder, ghosts, history, and a protagonist brought up on Italian cooking and superstitions. Latest in the series is FEAR ITSELF, in which a ghost from the Great Depression helps Pat solve a present day murder in her hometown.

Elena's Twins Mystery Series begins with the novel TWO-FACED, which introduces Gen Ziegler, forensic psychologist, and her mirror-image twin, Sara. In THE TODD CHRONICLES, Todd MacBride, a geeky psych student, appoints himself as Gen Ziegler's "Dr. Watson" as he puts a hilarious s
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By Blood Possessed (Pat Mon...

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Hang My Head and Cry (Pat M...

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Dame Agatha's Shorts

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Cliff-Hanger

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Double Cross (Twins, #3)

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Ring of Truth

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True to His Country

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On Sunday, November 30 and Monday December 1, these short stories from my Twins Mystery Series will be FREE on Kindle. Click on the titles to link to the page.


Mirror, Mirror - A man sees premonitions of serial murders but no one believes him, until psychologist Sara Ziegler is sure that her twin sister Gen is the next victim.

Ring of Truth - Sara and Gen Ziegler suspect a neighbor... Read more of this blog post »
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I liked the first half of this anthology more than the 2nd half. The first stories were in the vein of Two-Minute Mysteries (though Ellery Queen wrote theirs more than a decade before before Donald Sobol's book). What I mean are, they're very short s ...more
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I got through 4 discs but finally gave up on these short stories. The narrators were decent (though one was a little too soft spoken), and the writing was very good, but the stories were all very much alike. The protagonists were mostly white women w ...more
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Elena Santangelo added a status update: Finished 2 disks so far. Readers are good, writing is very good (what you'd expect from Lippman), but stories are disappointing so far. Characters are almost all unlikeable, stories are depressing. I expect not to like one or 2 short stories in a collection, but usually it's the ones in the middle that are the weak stories. But I'll give it at least another disk.
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The main problem with this audiobook, I think, was the reader. Her narrative voice and some of her main character voices had little energy. Not monotone exactly, but I felt like I had to expend a lot of energy just to get through each disk. I've read ...more
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I only got through 2 disks on this audiobook before giving up. The main character came across as a stereotype of a dumb southern woman and these days, I don't suffer the dumb woman stereotype at all. Beyond that, everything was about her. I don't suf ...more
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After the last Flavia novel I read (The Chimney Sweepers...), I was slow to pick up another, worrying that Flavia had lost her sparkle and would disappoint again. I'm so glad I've come back. Her energy and personality have returned in this novel. I e ...more
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Elena Santangelo Beth wrote: "Hi Elena,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads! See you at Malice this year?"


Definitely. See you there.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Elena,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads! See you at Malice this year?


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