Gail Lukasik


Gail Lukasik was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a ballerina with the Cleveland Civic Ballet Company. Recently she appeared on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) twice. The show solved a family mystery regarding her mother's life changing secret. As a result of the show, she discovered a family she never knew she had. She's just completed White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing, which chronicles her amazing story.
She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught writing and literature. She writes the Leigh Girard mystery series. Kirkus Reviews described her Leigh Girard mystery, Death’s Door, as “fast-paced and literate, with a strong protagonist and a puzzle that keeps you guessing.”

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Death's Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,750. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A killer is targeting young blond women as spring arrives in Door County, Wisconsin. Reporter Leigh Girard discovers the first victim--a teenager--her body ritually arranged in the woods by the Mink River. Leigh's investigation into the murders lures her into a bizarre correspondence with the killer whose cryptic clues hint at his identity. Now Leigh races against time to crack the killer's code.

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