Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2007
303 pages, $13.95
This book is a little like taking an El from the Northside to the loop in Chicago. At first you slip by, even stop at, some comfortable urban neighborhoods. Sure there’s a crime for private investigator, Mike Kelly, but also bars near Wriggly Field, beef sandwich diners and old friends on the Chicago police force. Then the El dips down and becomes a subway, streaking through tunnels of rape, serial crime and unsolved murders. Read the rest of this entry ?