In the news:

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New York Times:  "Ugly Prey" was picked in the Summer Reading Guide by Marilyn Stasio as a true crime read for the beach!!!

Bustle: "Ugly Prey" was picked by Kristian Wilson as one of 9 true crime books for "My Favorite Murder" fans.

Crain's Chicago Business: "Ugly Prey" was picked by Anne Moore as one of 7 Great Books with Chicago Ties

Chicago History Museum magazine: Read an excerpt!

Chicago Review of Books: Author interview with mystery author Lori Rater-Day.

DNAinfo Chicago: "This Famous Chicago 'Murderess' Didn't Kill Anyone, And New Book Proves It."

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: Review of "Ugly Prey" by author Dean Jobb. 

FOX-32, Good Day Chicago:  Author interview with Natalie Bomke.

Fra Noi: The October 2017 issue includes a beautiful review of 'Ugly Prey' by author/scholar Fred Gardaphe, PhD.

Green Baby Press Gazette: Recommended by the Librarians of Brown County Library.

Italian America: "Ugly Prey" was picked for the Order Sons of Italy's summer book club! Read an excerpt!

Ms. Magazine:  "Ugly Prey" was picked for the summer reading guide!

New Books Network: Podcast with Dr. Rebekah Buchanan. Features story about the makeover that saved Sabella Nitti by Rae Nudson.

Solved! Author interview on Author's Voice network with author Libby Hellmann at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.

WBEZ Chicago: Author interview with Tony Sarabia on "The Morning Shift" on Chicago's NPR affiliate!

WGN-TV, Midday News:  Author interview with Steve Sanders. Read an excerpt!

WTTW's Chicago Tonight: Author interview with Phil Ponce on Chicago's PBS affiliate.


Select appearances:



Jan 30: Ela Area 55+ with Ela Area Public Library

April 28: United States Court Reporters Association

August: Ela Area 55+ with Ela Area Public Library

November: "Ugly Prey" has been selected by the Skokie Library's Pages Through History book club. 

September: 'Ugly Prey' has been selected by Stickney Public Library as the 'One Book One Stickney' pick for September!


Dec. 6: Evanston Public Library

Nov. 9: DesPlaines Historical Society

Oct. 18: Forest Park Public Library

Sept. 7: Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Author's Voice: "Solved!" 

Aug. 9:  Philadelphia Bar Association with the Justinian Society of Attorneys, Philadelphia chapter.

June 25:  Anderson's Books (Downer's Grove) panel with Cara Black, Lori Rader-Day and Libby Fischer Hellmann.

May 16:  Oak Park Public Library

April 27:  Pleasant Home in Oak Park


Dec 2016: Chicago Area Mensa 

April 2016: Justinan Society of Chicago