Fear Itself

Fear Itself When Pat Montella hears of the death of her Great Uncle Rocco she heads back to her hometown for the funeral Her ninety one year old mentor historian Miss Maggie Shelby decides to tag along not on

  • Title: Fear Itself
  • Author: Elena Santangelo
  • ISBN: 9781933523767
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Pat Montella hears of the death of her Great Uncle Rocco, she heads back to her hometown for the funeral Her ninety one year old mentor, historian Miss Maggie Shelby, decides to tag along, not only for the promise of all the Italian food she can eat which would have been enough , but to make a pilgrimage to historic Montgomery Cemetery, where five Civil War generalsWhen Pat Montella hears of the death of her Great Uncle Rocco, she heads back to her hometown for the funeral Her ninety one year old mentor, historian Miss Maggie Shelby, decides to tag along, not only for the promise of all the Italian food she can eat which would have been enough , but to make a pilgrimage to historic Montgomery Cemetery, where five Civil War generals are buried Pat and Miss Maggie are barely done with their first helping of Aunt Sophie s baked rigatoni when they discover that Rocco s granddaughter Beatrice can t locate his money No one in the family doubts that Rocco had a nice little nest egg put away, yet his papers and safety deposit box yield nothing.The duo stays with Pat s cousin Cella who is renovating the house next door to Aunt Sophie After one night, Pat knows the place is haunted She hears whispers in the front parlor, and feels an unseen feline brush up against her legs A phantom cat It isn t long before she finds links between the ghost, Uncle Rocco, the sudden death of the wealthiest man in town during the Great Depression, and an eighty year old unsolved grave robbery.An attempted murder and another death in the family make Pat and Miss Maggie realize they have to work fast to make sense of those links before the Montellas become an endangered species Santangelo writes an atmospheric, entertaining tale and has created an appealing heroine in Pat Montella Publishers Weekly

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    About " Elena Santangelo "

  • Elena Santangelo

    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 spin on her Tucson cases The series continues most recently with DOUBLE CROSS, when 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 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.Elena s short stories have been published in the United States and Japan and most are available individually on Kindle You can also find 16 of them in the SHORT CUTS TO MAYHEM anthology She co edited the short story anthologies, DEATH KNELL IV and DEATH KNELL VSTERDAY, TODAY FOREVER is a non fiction book about Elena s uncle, Joseph B Chicco, the journal he kept while serving aboard the U.S.S Mobile in 1945 during World War II, and the PTSD that plagued him the rest of his life.Contact her at elenasantangelo

  • 269 Comments

  • This is the fourth entry on the Pat Montella series and I loved every minute of it!Pat returns to Norristown, PA, for the funeral of a great-uncle and begins to see an unusual apparition. The story toggles between the present day and 1933 Norristown. The history, as always, is fascinating. A friend of Pat's great-uncle suspects that he has been murdered and that takes Pat down a dark path into her family history. The novel is a great read and a great addition to the series. I hope there will be [...]


  • I have read the other books of this series and lived for four years in Norristown, the town where the book takes place. Montgomery Cemetary- a major place-setting in "Fear Itself" and eternal home to Civil War generals- was where I walked (and walked) when I was pregnant and trying to convince my daughter that it was time to get out. Now I live across the river, in King of Prussia (also mentioned), and can see the cemetary when the trees aren't covered in leaves. I say all this to explain the ad [...]


  • Lots of twists and turns. I especially enjoyed it because it took place in my hometown and brought back some nice memories.



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