in 1931, Asta Eicher, mother of three, is lonely and despairing, pressed for
money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive
letters from a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, who promises to
cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her and her
children. Weeks later, the family are dead.
Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the case and
becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened to this beautiful family,
particularly to the youngest child, Annabel, an enchanting girl with a
precocious imagination and sense of magic. Bold and intrepid, Emily allies
herself with the Chicago banker who funds the investigation and who is wracked
by guilt for not saving Asta.
by secrets of their own, the heroic characters in this magnificent tale will
stop at nothing to ensure that Powers is convicted. A mesmerizing retelling of
a harrowing crime, Quiet Dell is a tour de force of obsession and
imagination. Download and start listening now!