Review by MyShelf.Com Praises the Chicago-Area Mystery, Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel

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The Chicago-Area mystery, Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel, receives more accolades in a June, 2006 review from Dennis Collins at MyShelf.Com.

Praise mounts for the Chicago-Area Mystery, Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel. In the June, 2006, review from Dennis Collins at MyShelf.Com, he likens the book's pace to that of "the last two minutes of an NBA basketball game."

Along with calling Two Wrongs a "very good read," Mr. Collins says "It's an extremely hard-hitting suspense novel with a complicated plot that Mandel makes easy to follow...It's a gritty story and not for the faint of heart, but it's very well-written with visible characters and well-painted scenes."

Collins adds to the growing number of reviewers who have come to recognize Mandel's style.

Qetesh of TCM Reviews calls Two Wrongs "A fast paced suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

Christina Wantz, reviewer for Wantz Upon A Time, also says, "Two Wrongs alternates between fast-paced action and periods of introspection. Readers get a chance to catch their breath just as a new scene once again steals it."

These reviews confirm Mandel's own branding of Two Wrongs. Her website,, says, "Read Two Wrongs for fast-paced, poignant suspense."

As a member and past president of the Chicago-North Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, Mandel can't resist including romance in her story, along with a courtroom scene, a Bronson-like revenge plot, and the descriptions of the hero's basketball career at DePaul University and in the pros.

The climax occurs at Marshall Field’s on State Street, Chicago, during the Christmas Season. Morgan Mandel’s own childhood memories are echoed in descriptions of ice cream snowmen creations at Marshall Field’s Walnut Room beneath the Great Tree, as well as allusions to Frango® mints.

The book explores the effects of wrongful imprisonment on both the accused and the accuser. The hero’s sister is murdered and his mistake sends the wrong person to prison. When that person is freed, no one the hero loves is safe. His parents, his wife and possibly his son are murdered. To save the new woman he holds dear, he must turn his back on her and sacrifice a second chance at love.

Morgan Mandel will read an excerpt from Two Wrongs at 3:15 p.m. in a Sisters-In-Crime event which takes place from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m. at Books Again!, 178 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 847-537-0990, on Sunday, July 16, 2006.

Mandel will also appear on a First Time Authors' Panel at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 847-923-3339, on Sunday, August 16, 2006 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. to sign her book and discuss what happens after a publishing contract is signed.

If you can’t come to the signings, you can still order Two Wrongs by Morgan Mandel through the publisher, Hard Shell Word Factory, at in electronic or trade paperback form.

The paperback is also available at,,,,, and by special order at your local bookstore.

Paperback version ISBN#0-7599-4065-7

Electronic version ISBN#0-7599-4062-2

To learn more about Morgan Mandel, whose love of writing only exceeds her passions for nickel slot machines, bingo and country music, you're invited to visit her website at


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