Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Catherine O'Connell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://catherineoconnell.net
-- Catherine O'Connell on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=catherine+o%27connell


Illinois Connection

O'Connell is a native of Chicago and still resides there part-time.

Biographical and Professional Information

O'Connell has been employed in a number of fields giving her insight into many walks of life that she incorporates into her writing. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. O'Connell has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, the Cox network and numerous radio shows including WGN Radio’s SUNDAY PAPERS with Rick Kogan.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)

Selected Titles At Your Library

Skins /
ISBN: 1556113439. OCLC Number: 26767127

D.I. Fine,. .

Evocative of the likes of Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky, Skins introduces a new face on the crime-novel scene: Karen Levinson, a princess down to the tips of her bright red fingernails - and a rookie N.Y.P.D. homicide detective. Model Jennifer O'Grady is found bludgeoned to death atop her collection of silver fox, coyote, raccoon and mink coats. A portion of her hair has been excised and left beside a typed note reading: "How many of these would it take to make a fur.

Well bred and dead
ISBN: 9780061843204. OCLC Number: 877984185

HarperCollins e-Books,. .

Newly widowed Pauline Cook was once the toast of the Windy City elite'but now she's practically broke. At least she's in better shape than her dear departed friend Ethan Campbell, whose corpse Pauline has had the misfortune to discover. A writer who chronicled the lives, loves, and ensembles of the Gold Coast's most elegant ladies, Ethan apparently took his own life'while inelegantly clad in old boxers, no less. And since no relatives are coming forward to claim Ethan's remains, it falls to Pauline to settle his final affairs ... with her own dwindling funds. However, there are things about Ethan's suicide that don't seem to add up: the ratty undergarments he chose to die in, for example ... and the multiple birth certificates the police turn up in his apartment. Before she can truly lay her friend to rest, plucky Pauline's determined to get to the bottom of his increasingly suspicious death.

Well bred and dead :
ISBN: 0061122157. OCLC Number: 70885048

Harper,. .

Pauline Cook, a widowed Chicago socialite, investigates the suspicious death of her friend, society columnist Ethan Campbell, who apparently committed suicide.

Well read and dead :
ISBN: 9780061971259. OCLC Number: 320775266

HarperCollins e-books,. .

After a long, decadent European vacation, Pauline returns to learn she's lost nearly $20 million in bad investments, Air France lost her Louis Vuitton luggage, and her best friend, Whitney, who's been taking care of her precious cat, Fleur, has vanished. Whitney's grief-stricken husband offers Pauline a multimillion-dollar reward to find Whitney, taking the daring amateur sleuth all the way to Thailand and Vietnam.

Well read and dead :
ISBN: 0061673250. OCLC Number: 232977667

HarperCollins,. .

After a long, decadent European vacation, Pauline returns to learn she's lost nearly $20 million in bad investments, Air France lost her Louis Vuitton luggage, and her best friend, Whitney, who's been taking care of her precious cat, Fleur, has vanished. Whitney's grief-stricken husband offers Pauline a multimillion-dollar reward to find Whitney, taking the daring amateur sleuth all the way to Thailand and Vietnam.