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!!!

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

Fra Noi: The October 2017 issue includes a beautiful review of 'Ugly Prey.'

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

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

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

Chicago Review of Books: Author interview. 

WGN-TV, Midday News:  Author interview.

FOX-32, Good Day Chicago:  Author interview.

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

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

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

West Suburban Living: Book review.

Lumpen Radio: Interview with Chicago Review Press publisher Cynthia Sherry on Ugly Prey and other spring books.


"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.'


A few of my recent events and appearances:


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

August 9:  Continuing Legal Education lecture event hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association and 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 Hellman.

June 15: The Monarch, Naperville

May 16:  Oak Park Public Library

May 8: The Clare, Chicago

April 27: Wine reception/lecture event at Pleasant Home in Oak Park

Dec 2016: Chicago Area Mensa (December 2016).

April 2016: Justinan Society of Chicago (April 2016).