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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlie Donlea  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://charliedonlea.com
-- Charlie Donlea on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=charlie++donlea

E-Mail: -- Contact through You


Illinois Connection

Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlie Donlea spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane. These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for his first novel, Summit Lake.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''For press and publicity, contact ''' Morgan Elwell at Kensington Publishing Corp. 119 West 40th St New York, NY 10018 [mailto:MElwell@Kensingtonbooks.com MElwell@Kensingtonbooks.com] '''For other inquiries, including film and television, contact ''' Marlene Stringer at [stringerlit@comcast.net The Stringer Literary Agency]

Selected Titles At Your Library

Girl who was taken
ISBN: 0786041447. OCLC Number: 992957943

Pinnacle Books,. .

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later, the book of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity. It's a triumphant, inspiring story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole's older sister Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole's body will be found, and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determine her sister's fate. Instead, the first clue to Nicole's disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livia's morgue--that of a young man connected to Nicole's past. Livia reaches out to Megan for help, hoping to learn more about the night the two were taken. Other girls have gone missing too, and Livia is increasingly certain the cases are connected. But Megan knows more than she revealed in her blockbuster book. Flashes of memory are coming together, pointing to something darker and more monstrous than her chilling memoir describes. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you've been looking for.

Summit lake
ISBN: 9780786039180. OCLC Number: 953222284

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Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student and daughter of a powerful attorney, was brutally murdered there. Now the town is reeling with grief, and the police are baffled. At first, investigative reporter Kelsey Castle thinks of the assignment as a fluff piece. But the savagery of the crime, and the efforts to keep it quiet, hint at something far more sinister than a random attack by a stranger. As Kelsey digs deeper, despite danger and warnings, she feels a growing connection to the dead girl. And the more she learns about Becca's friendships, her love life and her secrets the more convinced she becomes that walking in Becca's footsteps could lead her out of her own dark past--Goodreads.com.

Summit Lake /
ISBN: 1496700988. OCLC Number: 908517789

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A law student's murder becomes the full-time work of an investigative reporter in a picturesque town in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The girl who was taken /
ISBN: 1496701003. OCLC Number: 955008202

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Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.