Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery

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Price
$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.02 X 0.77 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061673252

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About the Author

Catherine O'Connell divides her time between Chicago and Aspen, and sits on the board of the Aspen Writers' Foundation. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism, she is also the author of Well Bred and Dead.

Reviews
"O'Connell portrays the lives of the phenomenally wealthy with humor and a fondness for Pauline, who in a rare moment or two rises above her social status to attain a momentary flash of the heroic."--Library Journal
"Readers will find themselves warming to this improbable high-society sleuth who challenges our assumptions about what a mystery heroine should be like."--Booklist
"A smart and urbane mystery set in Chicago's high society."--Today's Chicago Woman
"O'Connell writes with a stiletto, drawing blood with every description of the moneyed, once-moneyed, and would-be moneyed in her newest romp of high living and mayhem. O'Connell can be sharply comical and deadly serious; it's great fun to tag along with her and Pauline on their wild ride."--Sojourner
"Spiked with suspense, romance and satirical jabs at high society, this Dominick Dunne-meets-Mary Higgins Clark adventure is a reader's treat, delicately wrapped with literary allusions."--Michigan Avenue Magazine
"Brimming with witty observations about the well-heeled and the machinations of greedy businessmen, this sophisticated romp takes the daring amateur sleuth all the way to Thailand and Vietnam."--Publishers Weekly
"Among the least expensive ways to while away a few days of the recession...a rich romp not only through Chicago's Gold Coast, where this fictional murder mystery unfolds, but also through the sometimes-cringe-inducing, sometimes hilarious "problems" of the old-money set."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Ms. O'Connell is...a hell of a storyteller, a master of plot, [and] a tart observer of the social scene."--Frank McCourt