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Lori Rader-Day



Lori Rader-Day has published fiction in numerous publications including TimeOut Chicago, Southern Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Madison Review, which awarded her the 2008 Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction. She teaches mystery writing at Story Studio Chicago/North Shore. Her first novel, The Black Hour, was published in 2014.
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2015) : The Black Hour
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : The Black Hour
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2015) : The Black Hour
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2016) : Little Pretty Things


Lori Rader-Day recommends
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The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (2015)
(Anna Blanc Mystery, book 1)
Jennifer Kincheloe
"Fast, funny and fabulous. You're going to love this book!."
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Heart of Stone (2016)
(Ellie Stone Mystery, book 4)
James W Ziskin
"Ellie Stone can hold her own (and her Scotch) against anyone, but what happens to a tough girl reporter on vacation when her defenses are down? When a lakeside accident doesn't add up, Ellie takes on the story. "Heart of Stone" is a big-hearted crush of a novel, brimming with rekindled kinship, forgiveness, love, and characters who will make readers feel true heartbreak."
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Unreliable (2017)
Lee Irby
"Lee Irby's Unreliable is just that - a wild ride of a story you can't trust but won't want to put down."
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The Last Place You Look (2017)
(Roxane Weary, book 1)
Kristen Lepionka
"In The Last Place You Look, a talented new voice in crime fiction gives us the seedier side of a Midwestern community and a character worth following anywhere she trespasses. A wonderful debut."
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Path into Darkness (2017)
(County Clare Mystery, book 3)
Lisa Alber
"Lisa Alber's mysteries are atmospheric-brooding, complex, and featuring enough twists and turns to keep you guessing."
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The Secrets on Chicory Lane (2017)
Raymond Benson
"The Secrets on Chicory Lane has a premise to envy: A killer and the girl next door meet one last time before execution day. How much do we know the people we have spent our lives with? Raymond Benson explores the nature of evil and how little chance we have to recognize it when we see it, or escape it, if we do."
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Yesterday's News (2018)
(Clare Carlson Mystery, book 1)
R G Belsky
"Belsky's behind-the-headlines story of the story news director Clare Carlson can't let go has enough twists to keep even the best-read fan on their toes. Yesterday's News is a thriller about truth, lies--and how much of each we're willing to live with."
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Mindy Mejia
"Mindy Mejia's LEAVE NO TRACE leaves the reader breathless: Daring characters, a suspenseful story you will tear through, and the ticking clock of an approaching dark, cold Minnesota winter. Riveting."

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