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May 09, 2007



Lisa I've had to be so restrained but as I read this I KNEW 100% you'd love it but I had to let you discover that for yourself of course!I too was very impressed with historical detail, often one sentence alone would have required a vast amount of research to verify it. I learnt a huge amount as I read which is I suspect another reason it took me a while to read it.Somehow it all blended in nicely though, often the research is so obvious but here it was all part and parcel of the story.

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Helen, you're wonderful to offer review copies!!

Bybee, my copy was sent overseas... You have a good shot.

Elaine and Ex Libris, YES! This is definitely one that would go well after your Chicago visit.

Sheri, thanks so much for the kind comment. You've made my day!


This sounds like a great book. I too loved Devil in the White City. I'm so excited to read more about Chicago at the turn of the century. Thanks.

Those photograph's from your recent post are fantastic!! Your so multi-talented!


Sounds excellent! I'm going to e-mail a request for a copy :) I really liked the Erik Larson book, "The Devil in the White City", so I'm sure I would like this one equally well - especially now that I've been to Chicago!


Well as I have just got back and this was on my list I have sent an email asking for a copy and fingers crossed! Now that I have actually visited Chicago this is even more of a must for me.


I'd love one, but they probably wouldn't want to send it overseas. But I'm going to ask anyway.


Thank you so much for your warm and generous comments about our book Lisa. We can't tell you how important it is to us that someone who knows and loves Chicago as you do can recognize the hard work that went into the research and getting the US /Chicago background right. It was an enormous challenge to us but one we thoroughly enjoyed.

If any other blog reviewers would like copies of the book for review please contact us at info@darkheartsofchicago.com and we will ask our publicist to send them. We would not like Lisa to part with her copy!

The book will be published by Pocket Books in the USA early next year though in a shorter version than the UK version, and probably under the title City of Dark Hearts. Apparently the present title is 'too parochial' for the US market!

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