Books by Catherine O'Connell

THE LAST NIGHT OUT by Catherine O'Connell
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"The creator of the High Society mysteries (Well Read and Dead, 2009, etc.) has produced a stand-alone that does for the 1980s what Mary McCarthy's The Group did for the '30s, with more than a little mystification thrown in."
A bachelorette party changes the lives of six Chicago women. Read full book review >
WELL READ AND DEAD by Catherine O'Connell
Released: April 1, 2009

"The battle between overbearing, superficial Pauline and her nascent social conscience is almost interesting until it's trashed by a climax out of deep left field."
A Chicago socialite tries to recover from financial losses by finding an industrialist's missing wife. Read full book review >
WELL BRED AND DEAD by Catherine O'Connell
Released: Jan. 27, 2007

"O'Connell's debut is a wry look at the lifestyles of the rich and an amusing mystery with a twist in its tail."
If you can't be too rich or too thin, can you be too dead, or not dead enough? Read full book review >
SKINS by Catherine O'Connell
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"Fans of Warren Adler's wide-eyed Fiona FitzGerald stories will welcome this violent, ingenuous first novel."
The fur industry is pitted against animal-rights activists when top New York model Jennifer O'Grady is clubbed to death by someone who leaves a note with her scalped pubic hair: ``HOW MANY OF THESE WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE A FUR COAT?'' Rookie detective Karen Levinson, partnered by older, sexist hunk Tony Perrelli, threads her way through a maze of suspects—ranging from fur magnate Michael Nilsson, still carrying a torch for Jennifer, to militant Save Their Skins activist Mary Ellen Fitzsimmons, to mousy heiress/S.T.S. volunteer Leslie Warning, her whiny half-brother Larry, and her unlikely beau Neil Harrigan—none of whom seems to belong in this book. Read full book review >