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Leon Shure has published seven mysteries, all taking place in the wealthy and diverse North Shore suburbs of Chicago. These are "Fatal Sisters," "The Baba Yaga, a Dr. Adam Karl Mystery," and "Screams and Bleeds, a Vanek Mystery," "Think Fast, Detective Vanek," “The Search for Hanson Sted, a Cal Hodges Mystery,” and two Kate Wehring mysteries. Another of his books, a free collection of his Twitter tweets "#Conversationstopers: Puns, Non Sequitur, Impossible Scenarios" became a ebook best seller, with almost 30,000 downloads and a second collection of his #Conversationstoppers has been published. Shure is completing second drafts of a Baba Yaga sequel and a Cal Hodges sequel
Shure is a life-long resident of the Chicago area, and has lived both in the city and in the North and Northwest suburbs. A bachelors and masters graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Shure worked for the Lerner Newspapers (a chain of weeklies in the city); the Day Newspapers, a suburban daily newspaper chain owned by Field Enterprises, now the Chicago Sun-Times;, and Paddock Publications, a chain of daily newspapers in the Northwest suburbs, where he worked as a police reporter. He received the Jacob Sher Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.
Shure also served as an attorney for a Federal Ageny and has held elective office in local governments. He is married and has two children.