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!!!

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! Features story about the makeover that saved Sabella Nitti by Rae Nudson.

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: United States Court Reporters Association 

August: Ela Area 55+ with Ela Area Public Library

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 Hellman.

May 16:  Oak Park Public Library

April 27:  Pleasant Home in Oak Park


Dec 2016: Chicago Area Mensa 

April 2016: Justinan Society of Chicago