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Quiet Dell

In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, Emily allies herself with the man funding the investigation.

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  • "In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, Emily allies herself with the man funding the investigation."@en
  • "In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, Emily allies herself with the man funding the investigation."
  • "In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children and, obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, allies herself with the man funding the investigation."
  • "-- Quiet Dell is a tragedy, a love story, and a tour de force of obsession and imagination from one of America?s most celebrated writers."@en
  • "A spectacularly riveting novel based on a real life crime by a con man who preyed on widows: "a brilliant fusion of fact and fiction, Jayne Anne Phillips has written the novel of the year" (Stephen King)'"think In Cold Blood meets The Lovely Bones'but sexy" (People). In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, a lonely mother of three, is desperate for money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, who promises to cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her and her children. Weeks later, Asta and her three children are dead. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women journalists in the Chicago press, wants to understand what happened to this beautiful family, particularly to the youngest child, Annabel, an enchanting girl with a precocious imagination and sense of magic. Determined, Emily travels to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer equally drawn to the case. These heroic characters, driven by secrets of their own, will stop at nothing to ensure Powers is convicted. A tragedy, a love story, and a tour de force of obsession, Jayne Anne Phillips's Quiet Dell "hauntingly imagines the victims' hopes, dreams, and terror" (O, The Oprah Magazine). It is a mesmerizing and deeply moving novel from one of America's most celebrated writers."@en
  • "In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, mother of three, is lonely and despairing, pressed for money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man in West Virginia named Harry Powers, who promises to cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her and her children. Weeks later, the family are dead. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the case and becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened to this beautiful family, particularly to the youngest child, Annabel, an enchanting girl with a precocious imagination and sense of magic. Bold and intrepid, Emily allies herself with the Chicago banker who funds the investigation and who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. Driven by secrets of their own, the two will stop at nothing to ensure that Powers is convicted. (Based on the true stories of Asta Eicher and serial killer Harry Powers, who also inspired the classic film Night of the Hunter.)"

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Quiet Dell : a novel"
  • "Quiet Dell"@en
  • "Quiet Dell : a Novel"@en
  • "Quiet dell"@en
  • "Quiet dell"
  • "Quiet dell : a novel"
  • "Quiet dell : a novel"@en
  • "Quiet dell a novel"@en