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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Theresa Schwegel  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1975 in Chicago


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Illinois Connection

Schwegel was born and raised in Chicago. She received a Bachelors in Communication from Loyola University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Biographical and Professional Information

Theresa Schwegel has worked as a personal trainer, a director’s assistant, a freelance writer and a bartender. Today she writes full time. She is the author of four crime novels set in and around the Chicago area.


Awards

21st Century Award for an emerging artist with ties to Chicago, Chicago Public Library Foundation, 2008

Officer Down


-- Edgar Award for Best First Novel, 2005
-- Shortlisted for the Anthony Award

Probable Cause


-- Editor’s Choice, New York Times, January 2007 ''Person of Interest''
-- Publisher's Weekly Top 10 mystery of 2007

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Agent David Hale Smith InkWell Management 521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor New York, NY 10175 212-922-3500

Selected Titles At Your Library

Last known address
ISBN: 9781429985673. OCLC Number: 829930255

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. .

Chicago Detective Sloane Pearson tracks down a rapist. But as the baffling case intensifies, one of the victims turns out to be Sloane's real estate agent, making the investigation more personal than ever.

Last known address /
ISBN: 031236427X. OCLC Number: 294887482

Minotaur Books,. .

Chicago Detective Sloane Pearson tracks down a rapist. But as the baffling case intensifies, one of the victims turns out to be Sloane's real estate agent, making the investigation more personal than ever.

Officer down /
ISBN: 1847240224. OCLC Number: 71808759

Quercus,. .

Officer Down.
ISBN: 9781531815370. OCLC Number: 949214900

Audible Studios on Brilliance audio. .

Person of Interest
ISBN: 9781408419380. OCLC Number: 764524211

Chivers,. .

Person of interest /
ISBN: 0312945337. OCLC Number: 229028970

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. .

Probable cause /
ISBN: 1847242995. OCLC Number: 175284665

Quercus,. .

Probable Cause.
ISBN: 9781531816742. OCLC Number: 949215084

Audible Studios on Brilliance audio. .

The good boy /
ISBN: 1250054311. OCLC Number: 910605272

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Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city. For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm. Meanwhile, Pete's eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him--unless they're arguing about his "behavioral problems"--and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's furry "partner." When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully's party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys--bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

The good boy :
ISBN: 9781427238863. OCLC Number: 855971704

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For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm. Meanwhile, Pete's eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him--unless they're arguing about his behavioral problems--And his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's furry partner. When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully's party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys--bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.