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Invisible City

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“I was in Chinatown when they called me about the body in Brooklyn.”

So begins Invisible City, Julia Dahl’s debut novel about Rebekah Roberts, a young journalist drawn into her estranged mother’s world when she is assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jewish woman in New York City.

* One of the Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2014 *
* Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel *

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Invisible City nominated for an ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel

Can someone pinch me, please?

March 31, 2015

What I read while researching novels about the ultra-Orthodox

Jewish Book Council, March 16, 2015

Recommendations for books, articles and radio reports that helped me research my first novel, Invisible City, and its upcoming sequel, Run You Down. I hope they deepen your enjoyment of my books, spur discussion, and contribute to better understanding your fellow Jews.

Filed under Essays, Jewish Book Council, Journalism

Welcome to the Club

The Big Thrill, March 16, 2015

My column for the International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill blog about how support from writers like Gillian Flynn, Cara Hoffman, Lorenzo Carcaterra and Hank Phillippi Ryan has propelled my career as a novelist.

Filed under Journalism

Invisible City nominated for a Barry Award

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the finalists for this year’s Barry Awards last week and “Invisible City” is up for Best First Novel!

March 16, 2015

When is an “accidental shooting” really a crime?

CBSNews.com, March 16, 2015

One prosecutor told Crimesider that “if you’re just being careless with a gun and it goes off, that’s not a crime” – not not everyone agrees.

Filed under CBSNews.com, Criminal Justice, Journalism

“Invisible City” nominated for two Edgar Awards

I am thrilled to announce that “Invisible City” is nominated for Best First Novel and the Mary Higgins Clark Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The awards ceremony will be held in NYC on April 29, 2015. Stay tuned for more!

January 30, 2015

“Egregious assault on freedom of the press” in Ferguson, Mo.

CBSNews.com, August 14, 2014

As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police are clashing not just with civilian demonstrators, but with journalists from some of the nation’s leading news sources.

Filed under CBSNews.com, Criminal Justice, Journalism

Identity theft ensnares millions while the law plays catch-up

CBSNews.com, July 14, 2014

“Crime isn’t going down, it’s changing,” says University of Central Florida Chief of Police Richard Beary.

Filed under CBSNews.com, Criminal Justice, Journalism

Washington man got gun back the day before murder-suicide

CBSNews.com, July 11, 2014

On Monday, July 7, one day before he shot and killed his wife and then himself at a Spokane medical center, Christopher Henderson was evaluated by sheriff’s deputies after co-workers called police to say he was threatening suicide. It wasn’t the first time Henderson had been the subject of a mental health check – but it would be the last.

Filed under CBSNews.com, Criminal Justice, Journalism

Brooklyn elevator stabbing suspect’s sister: “The system failed him”

CBSNews.com, June 12, 2014

Daniel St. Hubert’s older sister was not in the courtroom when he was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stabbing two children in a Brooklyn elevator, but when she spoke with CBS News’ Crimesider after her brother was returned to Bellevue Hospital, her voice was low.

“It’s really sad,” said Judith Perry.

Filed under CBSNews.com, Criminal Justice, Journalism