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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. The series continues most recently with DOUBLE CROSS, where the sisters become stranded in a West Texas town, surrounded by secrets, outlaws, danger, and murder.
DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS is Elena's armchair companion to Christie's more than one hundred and fifty short stories. DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS won the 2009 Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction and is an Anthony Award and Macavity Award finalist.
SHORT CUTS TO MAYHEM is a print collection of 16 of Elena's short mystery and ghost stories. 18 of Elena's short stories have been published in the United States and Japan and most are available individually on Kindle. She co-edited the short story anthologies, DEATH KNELL IV and DEATH KNELL V.
She has chronicled the 1945 journal of her uncle, Joseph Chicco, along with WW2 history and info on PTSD in her book YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER.
Visit Elena's website at www.elenasantangelo.com and read her author blog at elenasantangelo.blogspot.com or her blog of life in Norristown, PA at norristowndiary.blogspot.com.