Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery

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$15.99  $14.87
William Morrow & Company
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5.36 X 8.02 X 0.77 inches | 0.52 pounds

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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.

"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