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Susan Kandel

author Susan Kandel Lunenfeld lives in West Hollywood, California           short profile

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          Susan Kandel was raised in California, lived on the East Coast for a time, then moved back to California for graduate school in art history at U.C.L.A., and has worked as an art historian and critic and as a college teacher since then. She married a professor at U.C.L.A. in 1991; they have two daughters and live in West Hollywood.
          She was planning to begin writing a mystery novel, and looking for inspiration, when a weekend visit to Ventura, California and the discovery of the building where Earl Stanley Gardner had his law offices triggered the creation of the Cece Caruso character and her first published mystery in 2004.

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Cece Caruso Mystery Series
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I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason" [#1=2004]
Researcher Cece Caruso is working on a biography of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the Perry Mason mystery tales. She stumbles upon a mis-filed appeal for Gardner's help to prove a convicted prisoner innocent of his wife's murder, and when she looks into the 1958 'cold case', there is a new murder ...
Avon mass pb [3/2005] for $6.29
Wm. Morrow 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2004] out of print/many, many used
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Not A Girl Detective mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "Not A Girl Detective" mystery novel [#2=2005]
Professional researcher Cece Caruso is asked to speak at the Nancy Drew fan convention in Palm Springs. When she wangles a visit to the home of a reclusive collector, she arrives to find a bullet in the man's forehead and his boyfriend missing. Even though 'not a detective', she solves the case with the help of her gal-pals Lael & Bridget, and policeman boyfriend Peter.
Avon mass pb [3/2006] for $6.99
Wm. Morrow 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2005] out of print/many, many used
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Shamus in the Green Room mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "Shamus In The Green Room" [#3=2006]
Professional researcher Cece Caruso's new biography about mystery author Dashiell Hammett is being made into a movie; when the male star's childhood sweetheart (and sister of his manager) is murdered, he asks Cece for help.
Avon mass pb [5/2007] for $6.99
Wm. Morrow 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2006] out of print/many used
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 mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "Christietown: A Novel About Vintage Clothing, Romance, Mystery & Agatha Christie" [#4=2007]
Hired to help promote a new Cotswold village-style housing tract in the Mojave Desert, Cece Caruso stages an Agatha Christie murder mystery starring Miss Marple on opening day – and the leading lady ends up dead!
Harper 8x5½ pb [6/2007] for $11.16
Harper 8¼x5½ hardcover [6/2007] out of print/used
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Dial H for Hitchcock mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "Dial H For Hitchcock" [#5=2009]
After a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", professional researcher Cece Caruso finds somebody else's cell-phone in her purse. She tries to return the phone to its owner in Beechwood Canyon, arriving just in time to witness the woman's murder.
HarperCollins 8x5¼ pb [10/2009] for $11.19

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