Monday, August 25, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Maxwell Street Blues by Marc Krulewitch (TLC Tours)

Readers of Robert Crais’s Elvis Cole mysteries will love Jules Landau, a college man turned private eye on the Windy City’s mean streets—a virtual school of hard knocks where graduation means just staying alive.

Chicago runs in Jules Landau’s veins. So does the blood of crooks. Now Jules is going legit as a private eye, stalking bail jumpers and cheating spouses—until he gets his first big case. Unfortunately, the client is his ex-con father, and the job is finding the killer of a man whom Jules loved like family. Why did someone put two bullets in the head of gentle bookkeeper Charles Snook? Jules is determined to find out, even if the search takes him to perilous places he never wanted to go.

Snooky, as he was affectionately known, had a knack for turning dirty dollars clean, with clients ranging from humble shop owners to sharp-dressed mobsters. As Jules retraces Snooky’s last days, he crosses paths with a way-too-eager detective, a gorgeous and perplexing tattoo artist, a silver-haired university administrator with a kinky side, and a crusading journalist. Exposing one dirty secret after another, the PI is on a dangerous learning curve. And, at the top of that curve, a killer readies to strike again.


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Published August 5th 2014 by Alibi (first published October 21st 2010) 

It's been awhile since I've read a good murder mystery and this one fill the bill nicely.
The first book in the Blues series, it didn't take long to get me involved in this story.  
Some interesting characters right off the bat made for a great start that had me
finishing this book in no time flat.  Jules is a likeable character who is just trying
to shed the unfavorable reputation of his family's shady past.  The author did a 
commendable job of portraying the underworld in a vivid way, with authentic
descriptions of corruptions and lawlessness in Chicago. 

As with any good murder mystery there are twists and turns here that kept me entertained. 
It's not a huge book, coming in around 235 pages, that will appeal to mystery fans and 
those that like to read about Chicago.


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About Marc Krulewitch

Marc Krulewitch’s Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He now resides in Colorado.

  
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Marc Krulewitch’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, July 28th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, July 29th: Mystery Playground
Wednesday, July 30th: Dwell in Possibility
Monday, August 4th: Omnimystery News - author guest post
Thursday, August 7th:  Rhodes Review
Thursday, August 14th: Book Dilettante
Tuesday, August 19th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, August 19th:  Words by Webb
Monday, August 25th:  Just One More Chapter
Monday, August 25th:  By the Book Reviews

Tuesday, August 26th: Fiction Zeal
Thursday, August 28th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Wednesday, September 3rd:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, September 5th: A Book Geek

 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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