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Theresa Schwegel was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the author of four crime novels set in and around the Chicago area. Her debut, Officer Down, was published in 2005, and subsequently won the Edgar® Award for Best First Novel. In 2008, she received the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation in recognition for an emerging artist with ties to Chicago. Her fifth novel, The Good Boy, is a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with the intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city. The book will be released November 5th this year.

During a thorough pre-holiday cleaning, I came across the...



During a thorough pre-holiday cleaning, I came across the article that inspired OFFICER DOWN’s ending. Because this story can’t be entirely true. 

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Published on December 23, 2013 06:05
Average rating: 3.15 · 1,278 ratings · 278 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Boy

3.21 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Officer Down

3.28 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Person of Interest

3.05 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Last Known Address

2.84 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Lies We Tell

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Probable Cause

3.19 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Theresa Schwegel Shawn wrote: "Thanks for the friendship. I see you'll be at Read Between the Lynes Bookstore in Woodstock on November 5th at 7pm."

Great! I look forward to meeting you!


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Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for the friendship. I see you'll be at Read Between the Lynes Bookstore in Woodstock on November 5th at 7pm.


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