Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss ‘Copycat’ Feb. 20, 23

Staff Report

The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for February is Copycat by Erica Spindler.

Hosted by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries and Katie’s Cup coffeebar, the book discussion will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at Katie’s Cup. The discussion will be offered again at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at the coffeebar, 502 Seventh St., Rockford.

The Book Club is open to all interested people, free of charge. No pre-registration is required.

Rockford native and author Erica Spindler’s 12th novel, Copycat, features Kitt Lundgren and Mary Catherine “M.C.” Riggio of the fictional Rockford Violent Crimes Bureau. In this novel, Spindler’s characters are on the trail of the Sleeping Angel Killer. Her setting in Rockford provides a fresh background for two believable investigators. Kitt, a recovering middle-aged alcoholic, tried and failed to catch the murderer five years earlier, during a 2001 killing spree, while her own child was dying of leukemia and her marriage was falling apart under the strain. Now, when eerily similar crimes recur, someone calls Kitt, identifying himself as the original killer and the new perpetrator as just a copycat. M.C., an ambitious, distrustful new detective, is assigned to help Kitt with the investigation. The two must overcome their personal problems to catch the monster, a task culminating in a breathless finale.

Spindler is a 1975 Rockford Boylan Catholic High School graduate. She has written two novels that take place in Rockford: Copycat, published in 2007, and Breakneck, published in December 2011. She has published 28 novels and has appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Contact Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries at (815) 962-4279 or RALMmail@ aol.com for more information.

From the Feb. 15-21, 2012, issue

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