Reviews for Jean Heller’s Thriller and Mystery Novels

“A carefully plotted mystery, the first in a series featuring indefatigable Chicago columnist Deuce Mora…Heller should be able to get a lot of mileage out of such a great character and supporting cast. A promising first adventure; if Heller can keep the quality this high, mystery fans will have a lot to look forward to.”

“Well-crafted and suspenseful…The storyline is nicely twisty without stretching probability.”

“I recommend this completely absorbing, scrupulously researched thriller to anyone who enjoys an edge-of-the-seat read. The conclusion is as shattering as the opening. This is one bang-up book.”

“Fine entertainment.”

“Superb … It reads like a multimillion-dollar movie thriller.”

“Good reporters do not always good novelists make, but Jean Heller is both.”

“THE SOMEDAY FILE is a well-written mystery with a really well-thought-out plot.”

“Great book with an amazing female lead character… A great read.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book…The writing is excellent, the dialogue is smooth and natural, and I fell in love with the characters. Deuce is funny, likable, and easy to relate to. It didn’t take long for me to grow attached to her. And the struggle is realistic. I love watching her fall down the rabbit hole, so to speak, as she finds herself digging deeper and deeper into the investigation…I loved the twists and turns and the shocking ending. I look forward to reading more of Deuce’s stories.”

“I really enjoyed THE SOMEDAY FILE. Heller does a great job of taking the reader through the step-by-step process of an intriguing investigation, connecting tragic events—separated by over 50 years—with one surprise after another.”

“Well-plotted and tightly-written, with a fascinating glimpse into the sometimes grim reality of print journalism, THE SOMEDAY FILE is a thrilling read.”

“Jean Heller knows newspapers and she knows Chicago. It’s no wonder that her fictional female columnist Deuce Mora rings true. The tenacious reporter sinks her teeth into a grisly half-century-old crime with the odds stacked against her and the body-count mounting. Like Jack Nicholson’s character in Chinatown, Deuce sticks her nose in other people’s business and finds dead-ends and danger at every turn. Part journalism procedural, part character study, THE SOMEDAY FILE is a humdinger of a mystery, the first of a welcome new series.”