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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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Poison to Purge Melancholy ...

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Fear Itself  (Pat Montella,...

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Two-Faced

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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 neigh Read more of this blog post »
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I only made it to halfway through chapter four. The main character, though she keeps reminding us that she's working on her dissertation, seems to be emotionally stuck in high school.

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I always enjoy a visit with Judge Deborah Knott, and especially time spent in Margaret Maron's North Carolina. This time she took me to the beach near Wilmington, NC. I visited there in person many, many years ago and this novel reminded me of the wa ...more
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It's always a delight to spend time in Flavia's company, listening to her chatter about poisons and chemistry. her narrative voice is as fresh in this installment as it was in the earlier books. Her 2 sisters and Dogger are back, all having their cha ...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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