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Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues: A Jules Landau Mystery - Marc Krulewitch

By Marc Krulewitch

A Jules Landau Mystery

ISBN: 9780804177214

Publisher:  Random House/Alibi 

Publication Date:  01/06/2015 

Format: e-book

My Rating:  2 Stars 


A special thank you to Random House Publishing Group, Alibi, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


Marc Krulewitch returns with Windy City Blues: A Jules Landau Mystery after the introduction of "Maxwell Street Blues", the first of his Blues Trilogy with PI Jules, trying to overcome his family’s criminal past in the Windy City of Chicago.


From Book one we learn of Jules Landau as a new private detective been thrown into the dark secrets of Chicago and a family full of criminals. When he gets his first case, the client is his ex-con father and the job is finding the killer of a man whom Jules loved like family. All about Charles Snook and finding answers. Snooky had all sort of clients as he uncovers one dirty secret after another to solve the murder. .


In Windy City Blues,  PI begins to uncover all sorts of corruption, prostitution, the mob, murder, dirty cops, and politics. He was hoping after the previous case, he could get back to simpler less violent crimes.


When someone gets involved in a murder story and the Meter police, the small news media and Landau is offered a retainer to investigate, since his last victory; this time he needs to find a killer. Jack is the deceased, an immigrant for the country of Georgia and was found with his head decapitated behind Chicago public housing.


The client hiring him is not related to the victim; however, a part of the small immigrant community and wants the killer found. Appears the police are not working to find the killer as part of the Department of Revenue, leasing to a private company, Windy City, is subsidy of an unlisted holding company.


As he investigates he uncovers all sorts of dirt from kick-backs, illegal immigrants, prostitutes, organized crime, and the mafia. Then there is the wealthy, adoptive grandfather, the Georgian community, and The Kutaisi Georgian Bakery. The entire book seemed very confusing, and I did not connect with the story, nor did not hold my interest. Sorry, gave up on this one (which is something I seldom do). Not one I can recommend, even though I do love Chicago.



Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1117124603