Baby Boomer Mysteries
New. February 2016

The First in the Series

Welcome to the world of Baby Boomer Mysteries.

This is a series of cozies that takes a light-hearted look at issues facing the 76 million members of the Baby Boomer generation: Retirement Can Be Murder,   Moving Can Be Murder, Marriage Can Be Murder, Class Reunions Can Be Murder, Funerals Can Be Murder 

The latest Baby Boomer Mystery, Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder

Sixth in the Baby Boomer Mystery Series, Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder, released by Suspense Publishing Feb. 16, 2016.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Susan Santangelo a Hit with Audience of 200 in Florida

By Monika Templeman and Eileen Buzzard

"There were no dead bodies at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club ... when Susan Santangelo captivated her large audience of over 200 with a mixture of humor, pathos and intrigue as she presented insights about her entertaining and innovative series - Baby Boomer Mysteries.

"In her inimitable and charming style, Susan revealed that when her husband of over 40 years retired, the events that followed served as her inspiration for the first Baby Boomer Mystery entitled, Retirement can Be Murder. The story focuses on the emotional impact of retirement on a typical Baby Boomer couple, Carol and Jim Andrews." 


Lakewood Ranch Women's Club president, Patti Wrobel, right, introduced guest speaker Susan Santangelo  at the club's monthly luncheon.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thank you for the kind words

Thanks for the continuing support for the Baby Boomer Mystery series including: "There are cozies for every topic, and that includes baby boomers. Award-winning author Susan Santangelo is the master at taking a lighthearted look at the issues facing the seventy-six million members of the fastest growing market segment in the country: the baby boomers."

--Stacy Mantle, The Big Thrill, online publication of International Thriller Writers.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Latest Reviews

Thanks for the warm reception from readers and reviewers to the newest in the Baby Boomer Mysteries series. Currently working hard on book six, Second Honeymoons Can Be Murder.

"Funerals Can Be Murder is a fun and lighthearted mystery....Susan Santangelo has quickly jumped to the top of my favorite author list."     --Readers' Favorite  

"I love this series! With Funerals Can Be Murder, author Susan Santangelo has done it again -- successfully mixed the challenges of aging boomers into a stew with hilarious events, winning characters and nimble storytelling."      --  Barbara Ross, author, Maine Clambake Mysteries

"With the fifth in the Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery series, Funerals Can be Murder, Santangelo doesn't let up the pace or the humor on this one."   --  Kaye George, author, Death in the Time of Ice 

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Age of the Boomers

2014 is the year when the last of the baby boom generation turns 50. The 76 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 have changed the world in many ways. To mark the occasion, AARP has launched a year-long celebration called Boomers@50+

With a humorous look at life-changing milestones this generation is facing, the Baby Boomer Mysteries show a fictional couple grappling with retirement, marriage of their grown children, a class reunion as well as moving and downsizing. Stay tuned for another book in the series to be published later this year.

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Since January 1, 2006, Baby Boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 8,000 a day, and coming face to face with how to define, and re-define, our “golden” years. Being part of this national phenomenon inspired me to write this mystery series. The first book, Retirement Can Be Murder, tackles the potential emotional impact of retirement on a typical Baby Boomer couple, Jim and Carol Andrews.
Carol dreads Jim's impending retirement more than a root canal without Novocain. She can't imagine anything worse than an at-home husband with time on his hands and nothing to fill it -- except interfering the day-to-day activities of their houshold and driver her crazy. Until her plans to stall Jim's retirement result in her husband being suspected of murdering his retirement coach.

As the series continues, I'm doing lots of author talks and signings. The stories other wives have shared with me about their husbands' retirement have been both funny and poignant. I'm thrilled to say that Retirement Can Be Murder has gotten terrific reviews. Midwest Book Review calls it "an entertaining and lighthearted read from a real pro. The Baby Boomer mysteries promise to be as germane as 'Murder She Wrote.' It would make a great television series." And Booklist says, "We'll look forward to more Boomer mysteries in the years to come....Pure fun."  
A little about Susan: I've been a feature writer, drama critic, and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and divide my time between Florida and Cape Cod, MA. I share my life with My Personal Beloved, husband Joe, and two English cocker spaniels: Boomer and Lilly. 
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