Leon Shure


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.

Smashwords Interview

First of all, may I call you Leon?
Mr. Shure, if I may call you that . . ?
It’s really a pen name. I’m actually one of the most popular writers in the world. I’m just trying to see if it’s my name alone that attracts readers. Actually, I wrote the Harry Porter books.
Read more of this interview.


The Bogeyman, a Dr. Adam Karl Mystery
Series: Dr. Adam Karl Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,400. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In this sequel to the critically acclaimed mystery, “The Baba Yaga”, Dr. Adam Karl, neurologist and autistic heir to a major crime syndicate, must twist himself into what he fears most, becoming a ruthless killer, to save his fiancé Kayko Brasen. Adam also must leave his beloved North Shore to find out his family's secrets and to stop Jessica Jeret from selling their soon-to-be born child.
#Conversationstoppers 3: Even More Puns, Non Sequiturs, Impossible Scenarios
Series: #Conversationstoppers:. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Tweets certain to stop any conversation, and generate a good laugh, from the author of the Kate Wehring Mysteries, the Vanek Mysteries, the Cal Hodges Mysteries, and the Dr. Adam Karl Mysteries. Two other #Conversationstoppers collections are also available.
The Search for Hanson Sted
Series: Cal Hodges Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Cal Hodges, an investigator for a law firm, and Merle Grayson, his fiance, are asked to confirm the death of a missing heir, so his relatives can inherit. Instead, it appears the lost heir has returned with the intention of killing all who plotted his death.
#Conversationstoppers: Puns, Non Sequiturs, Impossible Scenarios
Series: #Conversationstoppers:. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Tweets guaranteed to stop any conversation, and generate a good laugh, from the author of the new mystery, "Fatal Sisters," available on all e-book readers.