Jayne Anne Phillips “Quiet Dell”
November 15th, 2013
In her new novel “Quiet Dell,” Jayne Anne Phillips draws upon a real-life multiple murder case as the basis for a riveting story of a con man and his victims.
In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, a widow and mother of three children, is lonely and despairing, pressed for money after the sudden death of her husband.
She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man who promises to cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her and her children.
Weeks later, all four Eichers are dead…..
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