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FOR THE THRILL OF IT (LEOPOLD and LOEB) – Simon Baatz

In 1924, the murder of fourteen year-old Bobby Franks caught the attention of the nation.  Bobby was lured into a car by his seventeen year-old second cousin, Richard Loeb.  Loeb and his friend, Nathan Leopold killed Bobby and dumped his … Continue reading

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Libby Fischer Hellman on SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE

A review of SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE was posted on Murder By Type on January 14.  The following is an interview with the author that was published in the Evanston Review on January 27. LILLI KUZMA Contributor “I love … Continue reading

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The Outfit – Libby Fischer Hellman and Friends

On Friday, June 16, the New York Times carried a story about Libby Fischer Hellman and friends, Chicago authors writing mysteries set in Chicago and often about crimes committed in Chicago.  Together they established a blog, The Outfit, to publicize … Continue reading

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SHOOTERS AND CHASERS – Lenny Kleinfeld

SHOOTERS & CHASERS by Lenny Kleinfeld has everything one would want in a thriller. The shooters are (sort of) identified right at the beginning. The chasers, Chicago Homicide detectives Mark Bergman and John Dunegan enter the scene soon after. The … Continue reading

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