Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Lois Handler- Cohen  

Pen Name: Elizabeth St. Clair


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Susan Lois Handler- Cohen on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Cohen was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cohen earned a B.A. degree from the New School for Social Research in 1960 and an M.S.W. degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, in 1962. She worked as a social worker in the mid-1960s before writing ''The Liberated Couple'', a feminist tract, in 1971. She wrote eleven gothic romances and mysteries under the penname Elizabeth St. Clair between 1974 and 1981.Susan is married to Illinois author Daniel Cohen. They began collaborating on books in 1982 to help alleviate Daniel's workload. They have written books primarily on popular entertainment, advice for teenagers, and animals. The Cohens currently live in Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Pan Am 103: The Bombing, the Betrayals, and a Bereaved Family's Search for Justice
ISBN: 0756758092

Penguin Books, USA. 2000

On Dec. 21, 1988, Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 people onboard. Among the victims was Theodora Cohen, daughter of Susan & Daniel Cohen. This is the story of the Cohen's struggle to learn the truth about Theo s murder & to bring to justice those who were responsible. A look at one of the most extensive & complex invest. of an airplane disaster -- incl. lapses in airport security, Pan Am's efforts to evade respon., its insur. carrier's efforts to delay resol'n. of the civil claims for damages, the Bush admin's. efforts to distance itself from the tragedy, & Gadhafi's attempts to prevent prosec'n. of the 2 Libyan agents who were indicted for the crimes. Photos.

The liberated couple (Lancer Contempora books, 447 79312-175)
ISBN: B0006W0J8K

Lancer Books. 1971


New York Signet 1976.. 1976

Mansion in Miniature
ISBN: 0451074092

Signet. 1977

Book by Elizabeth St. Clair

De Witt Manor

Signet. 1977

The Jeweled Secret
ISBN: 0451082273

Signet. 1978

Murder in the Act
ISBN: 0890834113

Zebra. 1978

The Sandcastle Murder
ISBN: 0890834784

Zebra. 1979

Book by Cohen, S.

ISBN: 0890835918

Zebra. 1980

THE NOVEL THAT LETS YOU BE THE DETECTIVE! Can you solve the crime by finding the clues in the story, on the cover, and in the illustrations -- before you cut open the final, sealed chapter?



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