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Laura Caldwell

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Chicago, IL



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Laura Caldwell is a Chicago-based lawyer turned novelist. Her first book, Burning the Map, was selected by Barnes & as one of The Best of 2002. Following that, A Clean Slate received a starred review from Booklist. The release of The Year of Living Famously and The Night I Got Lucky prompted Booklist to declare, “Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive...writers around.”

Laura began publishing thrillers and suspense novels in 2005. Her debut mystery, Look Closely, received critical acclaim and The Chicago Sun-Times called The Rome Affair “Caldwell’s most exciting book yet…a summer must-read.” The Rome Affair, which centers around a Chicago society couple riding a roller coaster of infidelity, blackmail and murder, pu

Yesterday, Richard Daley announced he would not run again for mayor of Chicago. I was on the road, driving from my house on the other side of Lake Michigan back to the city, when his press conference came on the radio. In shock, I almost pulled over. Instead, I listened as the wash of accolades for Mayor Daley came in, along with the flood of potential candidates for his position.

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Average rating: 3.57 · 9,118 ratings · 1,075 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year of Living Famously

3.62 avg rating — 1,298 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Burning The Map

3.50 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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A Clean Slate

3.53 avg rating — 852 ratings — published 2003 — 13 editions
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The Night I Got Lucky

3.52 avg rating — 536 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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Red Hot Lies (An Izzy McNei...

3.66 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Red Blooded Murder (An Izzy...

3.64 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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Look Closely

3.41 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Red, White & Dead (An Izzy ...

3.79 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Anatomy of Innocence: Testi...

3.95 avg rating — 265 ratings3 editions
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The             Rome Affair

3.45 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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