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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery



Illinois Connection

Kubica was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After attending college in Oxford, Ohio, she lived in the city of Chicago for a few years, and now resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Kubica is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- "The Good Girl"

-- *Best Books of 2014 in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly

-- *Indie Next Pick, August 2014

-- *Best Summer Books in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly

-- *Summer's Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Bookish

-- *Midwest Connections Pick, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, August 2014

-- *Starred Review,Publishers Weekly


-- "Pretty Baby"

-- *8 Books You Need to Read This July, Vulture

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred review, Kirkus


-- "Don't You Cry"

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017


-- "When the Lights Go Out"

-- *LibraryReads Selection, September 2018