Books by Theresa Schwegel

Theresa Schwegel was born and raised in Algonquin, Illinois, a small town on the Fox River that isn’t so small anymore. Theresa knew she’d be a mystery writer when she won third place for a heart-wrenching thriller called “The Unicorn’s Lost Horn” in seco


THE LIES WE TELL by Theresa Schwegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Despite a brash heroine with an empathetic predicament, there's little to grasp onto here, leaving the reader adrift."
A Chicago cop tries to keep her own career-ending secret hidden while working an investigation that could cost her more than her badge. Read full book review >
THE GOOD BOY by Theresa Schwegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"The air of constant menace depends on too many muddled subplots. But when Schwegel (Last Known Address, 2009, etc.) keeps the focus on Joel and his father, you won't be able to look away."
A series of unlucky coincidences drops a boy and his dog down the rabbit hole of Chicago's meanest streets. Read full book review >
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS by Theresa Schwegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Schwegel (Person of Interest, 2007, etc.) can out-hard-boil the best of them, from Chandler to Connelly, and the intensity of her character's father complex rivals Ross Macdonald's. Few women writers can match her, and few men either. "
A serial predator eludes a Chicago sex-crimes detective. Read full book review >
PERSON OF INTEREST by Theresa Schwegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"In her third novel, Schwegel (Probable Cause, 2007, etc.) ventures away from genre conventions, offering a hybrid with believably complex characters and an effective sense of perilous unpredictability."
Dangerous obsessions grip an undercover cop and his family. Read full book review >
PROBABLE CAUSE by Theresa Schwegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Solidly written coming-of-age tale with an endearing and believable hero."
Young Chicago cop is torn between loyalty and doing the right thing when he and his partner are implicated in the murder of a Lithuanian jeweler. Read full book review >