Kurt Vonnegut spent his boyhood summers on Lake Maxinkuckee, and the author couldn’t have fabricated a more scenic locale in his novels. Indiana’s second-largest natural body of water offers shoreline restaurants, well-lit trails, and a small town full of boutiques.
This month, the Bloomington author publishes his latest book, How It Happened. Like all of his New York Times best-sellers, it’s a mystery. As the writer explains here, however, this novel draws its inspiration from a local event that has dogged him his entire career: the disappearance of Jill Behrman, and the confession that promised closure.
As one of the city’s most successful real estate developers, Ozdemir oversees a billion-dollar portfolio and rubs shoulders with the city’s elite. But he’s losing his shirt as he pursues his quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to Indianapolis. For perhaps the first time in his life, will the Indy Eleven owner end up short of the goal?