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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Joseph O'Brien  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

John O'Brien lived his whole life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Uncertain about what to do with his life after finishing junior college in 1959, John O'Brien answered a help-wanted ad for a newspaper reporter. In 2003 Mr. O'Brien was honored as one of the city's journalism greats by the Chicago Press Veterans Association, which named him Press Veteran of the Year.


Published Works

  • Chicago Heist (With Edward Baumann ), And Books, 1981
  • Teresita the Voice from the Grave: The Incredible but True Story of How an Occult Vision Solved the Murder of Teresita Basa (With Edward Baumann), Bonus Books, 1992


Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago heist /
ISBN: 089708053X. OCLC Number:

And Books,. South Bend, Ind. :. ©1981.

Teresita, the voice from the grave :
ISBN: 0929387678. OCLC Number:

Bonus Books,. Chicago :. ©1992.