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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah C. Brod  

Pen Name: D.C. Brod

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

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Brod grew up in LaGrange. She currently resides in St. Charles.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Brod is the author of the Quint McCauley private detective series and the contemporary Arthurian thriller Heartstone. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. Along with her books, she has also published numerous short stories and is recipient of the Reader's Choice Award. Brod's short stories can be found in Chicago Blues and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year.

Published Works

  • Murder in Store , Walker, 1989
  • Error in Judgment, Walker, 1990
  • Masquerade in Blue, Walker, 1991
  • Brothers in Blood, Walker, 1993
  • Paid in Full, Five Star, 2000
  • Heartstone, Five Star, 2005
  • Getting Sassy, Tyrus, 2010
  • Getting Lucky, Tyrus, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Murder in store /
ISBN: 0802757375. OCLC Number:

Walker,. New York :. 1989.

After his boss drops dead, Quint McCauley continues to investigate the suspects involved with the threatening letters his boss received. After all, he took ten thousand dollars for the job.

Error in judgment /
ISBN: 0802757634. OCLC Number:

Walker,. New York :. 1990.

Masquerade in blue /
ISBN: 0802757928. OCLC Number:

Walker,. New York :. 1991.

Brothers in blood /
ISBN: 0802732399. OCLC Number:

Walker and Co.,. New York :. 1993.

"A Quint McCauley mystery."

Paid in full :
ISBN: 0786226730. OCLC Number:

Five Star,. Unity, Me. :. ©2000.

Heartstone /
ISBN: 1594142890. OCLC Number:

Five Star,. Waterville, Me. :. 2005.

The novel weaves elements of the Arthurian legend into a contemporary quest tale in which a young woman seeks the truth behind her father's disappearance and the mysterious stone he left her.

Getting Sassy /
ISBN: 1935562215. OCLC Number:

Tyrus Books,. Madison, WI :. ©2010.

In an attempt to avoid having her aging and forgetful mother move in with her, Robyn Guthrie and her accountant Mick Hughes hatch a scheme that targets the man who defrauded Robyn's mother and involves kidnapping a goat named Sassy.

Getting lucky /
ISBN: 1440531951. OCLC Number:

Tyrus Books,. Cincinnati, Ohio :. ©2011.

"When a young reporter is killed in a hit-and-run accident, freelance writer Robyn Guthrie agrees to finish one of the stories the reporter had been writing for the local newspaper. But nothing is as simple as it seems when she uncovers shady land deals, encounters an old high school nemesis, and attempts to fend off her aging mother's latest notion."--Page [4] of jacket.



  • Reader's Choice Award, 2005

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