Clare O'Donohue

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General Information

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Name: Clare O'Donohue

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Born: 1964 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Clare O’Donohue grew up on Chicago’s South Side, the youngest of four children of Irish parents. She now lives in LaGrange, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Clare began her writing career as a newspaper reporter for a small weekly paper outside Joliet, Illinois. She covered everything from school board meetings to murder trials, and wrote a weekly column.

For the last thirteen years she has worked in television, writing and producing for shows on HGTV, truTV, The History Channel, Food Network, A&E and others. In 2008 she published her first novel, The Lover's Knot. She currently writes two mystery series: The Someday Quilts books about an upstate NY quit shop called "Jane Marple on steroids" by Suspense Magazine, and The Kate Conway Mysteries about a freelance TV producer and the odd, funny and sometimes painful friendship she has forged with her late husband's mistress. Mystery Gazette has called the latest in the series, "An exhilarating whodunnit with a psychological underpinning"

Published Works

The Someday Quilts Mystery Series:

  • The Lover's Knot, Plume, 2008
  • A Drunkard's Path, Plume, 2009
  • The Double Cross, Plume, 2010
  • The Devil's Puzzle, Plume, 2011

The Kate Conway Mystery Series:

  • Missing Persons, Plume, 2011
  • Life Without Parole, Plume, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Missing Persons: A Kate Conway Mystery

ISBN: 0452297060
Release Date: 2011-05-31

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Life Without Parole: A Kate Conway Mystery

ISBN: 0452297826
Release Date: 2012-04-24

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Clare O'Donohue on WorldCat

Clare O'Donohue on Amazon


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