Jayne Anne Phillips “Quiet Dell”

November 15th, 2013

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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.

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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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Sara Paretsky “Hardball”

September 24th, 2009

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V.I. Warshawski is back, and is given a nearly-impossible job, in “Hardball,” the latest entry in the groundbreaking series by Sara Paretsky. V.I. – or Vic, to her friends – is tasked with finding a guy who’s been missing since, well, since 1967, when Chicago was a much different and in many ways more dangerous place.

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Blending real history with Vic’s own past, Paretsky builds a suspenseful story that .. oh, did we mention, also includes the disappearance of Vic’s young cousin from Kansas City?

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