Isabel Allende, Mystery Writer

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Novelist Isabel Allende ventures into new territory with her latest book "Ripper," a mystery thriller set in San Francisco. The novel's young protagonist, Amanda Martin, investigates a slew of local murders that become personal after her mother goes missing. The author of magic realist novels like "The House of the Spirits" and "The Infinite Plan," Allende joins us to discuss her foray into the world of whodunits.


Isabel Allende, novelist and author of books including "The House of the Spirits," "Of Love and Shadows," "The Infinite Plan" and "Ripper"