Sarah Wisseman
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  • Champaign, IL
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mystery author and archaeologist
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Reader, Writer
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Christie, Tey, Marsh, D'Amato, MacRae

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I grew up in a house full of readers where everyone’s favorite pastime was to gather around the fireplace and read, talk about books, or read aloud from books such as The Hound of the Baskervilles. Gradually I became aware that some of my parents’ favorite books were mysteries, but I didn’t really understand why until I started to write one.

Traditional mysteries are layered puzzles, like archaeological digs. The best ones are rich in character and setting, hard to put down but… Continue

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Fall of Augustus is published!

This is the second book set in a creepy fourth floor attic museum (very similar to one where I used to work) right in the middle of a move to a new building. Lisa Donahue becomes Director of the museum after a falling statue crushes her boss, Victor Fitzgerald. Suddenly she's juggling demands from architects and deans while trying to mount an exhibit, find a murderer, and figure out why her stepson hates school.

The story is loosely based upon the move of an actual museum at the… Continue

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:11am

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At 3:18am on November 13, 2009, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Sarah,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!
At 9:58am on November 2, 2009, Susan Whitfield said…
That happened to me as well.
At 10:02am on October 30, 2009, Sarah Wisseman said…
I had an earlier page, but apparently Crimespace thinks I am a different person! I will try to move everything over to this newer site, but...the major news is that I have a new Lisa Donahue archaeological mystery, The Fall of Augustus, just published. To buy, go here:
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