"Verdict: For lovers of historical true crime"  - Library Journal.

"A page-turning drama and thought-provoking look at gender, ethnicity and class in the American justice system," -- Anne Knudson, West Suburban Living Magazine, May 2017.

"This is an elegantly researched and beautifully written example of investigative journalism," - Jeffery Gusfield, author of Deadly Valentines: The Story of Capone's Henchman 'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, His Blonde Alibi. 

"Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi’s riveting and creepy tale of violence, betrayal, and injustice is an uncomfortable yet all-too-familiar story of anxious Americans' willingness to believe that illiterate, poor immigrants can be guilty of a crime because of who they were not what they did," - Kate Clifford Larsen, PhD, author ofThe Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. 

"Her rigorous history is shocking and moving,"  - Douglas Perry, author of The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired 'Chicago.'

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Coming Spring 2019 from Chicago Review Press: 

Working title; "Don't Worry About Me: A Navy Nurse POW in World War II."

"Don't Worry" tells the true story of Dorothy Still, a Navy Nurse POW in WWII. Along with eleven other nurses, Dorothy heroically nursed throughout her captivity. 

The working title comes from a telegram she sent to her parents shortly before her capture.