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Julia Dahl
Julia Dahl was born in Fresno, Calif., to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother. She currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and writes about crime and justice for CBSNews.com.Julia's first novel, "Invisible City" was nominated for an Edgar Award, a Thriller Award, a Mary Higgins Clark Award and an... show more



Julia Dahl was born in Fresno, Calif., to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother. She currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and writes about crime and justice for CBSNews.com.Julia's first novel, "Invisible City" was nominated for an Edgar Award, a Thriller Award, a Mary Higgins Clark Award and an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and was named one of the Boston Globe's Best Books of 2014. "Invisible City" won the Barry Award, the Shamus Award, and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel.Julia is a former freelance reporter for the New York Post and her articles have appeared in Mental Floss, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Pacific Standard, Marie Claire and Seventeen, among others.

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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 2 years ago
First in a series is tough. Making the jump from journalist to novelist is tricky. Invisible City is a solidly plotted murder mystery that reads more like a police procedural than a cozy (though our main girl is a journalist not an officer of the peace). While better than many first novels, the...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 5 years ago
I didn’t think it would be possible for the second book in this series to live up to the first, which is a compelling personal story, a suspenseful mystery, and one of my favorite novels of 2014 (my review here), but this new book by Julia Dahl is at least as gripping as her debut. At the end of the...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
The varied elements of this novel combine to make this both a compelling personal story and a suspenseful mystery. These include a homicide in an insular religious community that to some extent operates under its own laws and a complexly drawn main character with a troubled family history and a job ...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 6 years ago
We're going to get the pros and cons of this book out of the way before diving into this debut book.Pros: 1. The language is super easy to understand. There aren't big, complicated words that you need to go look up. There aren't technical or specialized words that only a certain few can understand. ...
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 6 years ago
he Hasidic community has always fascinated me and I'm always up for a good mystery, so when I saw this book, I had to pick it up. It's a solid read. Good writing. The mystery may not be the most challenging, but it had enough interesting twists and turns to keep me going.Mostly, I really enjoyed Reb...
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