What Others Are Saying

Missing Persons

STARRED REVIEW! A well-constructed plot, credible characters, and an insightful exploration of the grieving process make for an absorbing read.  -Publisher’s Weekly

TOP PICK! “It didn’t take long for me to develop a girl crush on Kate Conway, the cynical yet conscientious true-crime TV producer starring in this new series…   There’s not a single sentence in this novel that isn’t thoroughly enjoyable.  -RT Book Reviews

A fine, funny, and felicitous combination of traditional pot-boiler mystery novel and rather touching — even profound –character study.  -Pamela Kramer/ Examiner.com

Clare O’Donohue writes in a clear, strong voice with a style that flows from one page to the next as she expertly lays out the mystery and deftly keeps the reader guessing.  -NY Journal of Books

I can’t recommend MISSING PERSONS enough!  -Fresh Fiction

A smart and cynical sleuth.” —Kirkus Reviews

 Kate’s ironic sensibility and pragmatic point of view drive this brisk, engaging mystery.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 “…this reader would welcome another appearance by the all-too-real Kate.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

Life Without Parole

STARRED REVIEW! O’Donohue’s outstanding second mystery featuring the freelance Chicago TV producer. – Publishers Weekly

A worthy sequel to the first in the series, Missing Persons (2010), with its strong protagonist, who came close to losing her edge but clearly gets it back. 
— Michele Leber, Booklist

The latest Kate Conway amateur sleuth is an exhilarating whodunit with a psychological underpinning. The freshness comes from Kate’s interviews with the two convicts and the contrast between naive Pollyanna Vera and “trust no one” Andres. The mystery is cleverly devised with surprising red herrings, but it is the psychological insight into Life Without Parole that makes this entry a winner.
-The Mystery Gazette

The funny, slightly jaded Kate is the best new sleuth in a long time.” —Sandra Dallas, New York Times best-selling author of Whiter Than Snow