Book Review: “Maxwell Street Blues” by Marc Krulewitch

January 3, 2015 at 11:01 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Marc Krulewitch in his new book, “Maxwell Street Blues book coverMaxwell Street Blues” Book One in the Jules Landau Mystery Series published by Alibi introduces us to Jules Landau.

From the back cover:   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.

Introducing Jules Landau, going legit as a private eye. He has been given his first assignment to find out who murdered Charles Snook. This investigation is taking him on a dangerous curve with the killer waiting for him at the top. “Maxwell Street Blues” is a top-notch thriller filled with blackmail, betrayal and murder. If it were not for his friends Jules wouldn’t stand a chance. The characters in this book are so well done you would swear they are real. The story is so well told that it feels as though you are watching a movie rather than reading words. Mr. Krulewitch really knows how to write bringing you into the world of Chicago. My only complaint was the language it is “R” rated. I suppose it makes them sound tough but Bogart, Cagney and the others never spoke like that and those stories are classics. Other than that this is grade A+. I am so glad to have found Marc Krulewitch and am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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