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The Devil You Know

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It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. James Schroeder's first book, The Devil You Know, is a dark tale of crime, murder, and deception set in the streets of Chicago during Prohibition in the year 1931. It's a story that truly embodies the dark tone of classic noir. 

This is a must-read if you love mysteries, gangsters, action, and stories that will have you on the edge of your seat! Order your copy today.

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James Schroeder was born in Palatine, IL in 1991. Growing up in a family of educators, he was always writing stories and other forms of creative writing in his spare time. Throughout his high school and part of his college career, he wrote screenplays for clubs but eventually started writing short stories, instead, for leisure.

​​​​​​​After writing a handful of longer stories and Fanfiction, Mr. Schroeder decided to write his own original works. His love for the Mystery and Noir genres inspired him to write his novel, The Devil You Know. The Devil You Know is Mr. Schroeder's first book.​​​​​​​

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"When you write, you want fame, fortune and personal satisfaction. You want to write what you want to write and feel it's good, and you want this to go on for hundreds of years. You're not likely ever to get all these things, and you're not likely to give up writing [...] if you don't, but that is -- and should be -- your goal. Anything else is kind of piddling.”

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