Book Review: “Windy City Blues” by Marc Krulewitch

January 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Marc Krulewitch in his new book, “Windy City Blues book coverWindy City Blues” Book Two in the Jules Landau Mystery Series published by Alibi gives us another adventure with Jules Landau.

From the back cover:   In the vein of Robert Crais’s fast-paced novels, Marc Krulewitch’s new Jules Landau mystery tells the action-packed tale of the private eye trying to keep his hands clean as he digs through Chicago’s dirtiest secrets.

Jules Landau feels right at home in the ethnic stew of the Windy City, where he’s indebted to the hopes and schemes of his criminal ancestors. Street-smart and college-educated, Jules wants nothing more than to go straight and atone for his family’s past. But when he investigates a horrific killing, Jules uncovers a hidden world of lucrative corruption.

Jack Gelashvili had his head bashed in and no one knows why. The most obvious answer is that he was a parking cop, a universally loathed job—especially in Chicago. Turns out there’s a lot of money to be made on expired meters, and when Jules starts making noise, he starts making enemies—from the head of a media empire to the mastermind of a prostitution ring. When rumors of bloodthirsty Mob connections arise, Jack’s gorgeous cousin Tamar objects, and Jules is increasingly swayed by the logic and charms of the sexy baker. Following this beautiful woman into the cloistered world of Georgian immigrants, Jules brings his hunches, his family connections, and his gun. But he’s just one man against a pack of criminals with a million reasons to shoot first.

Every so often I watch a TV show, “Parking Wars”. It’s about the lives of individuals working in the various aspects of Parking, the towing, the fines. People tend to be near violent with these officers I think it is the camera person that saves them.In the book there is none with a camera and an officer is killed. Now the hunt for the killer is on and Jules has a lot to try to figure out. “Windy City Blues” is a top-notch thriller filled with corruption, prostitution and murder. This is a tough case that just when you think you have it possible figured out, zing, it takes a turn you did not see coming. 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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. I’m glad you can recommend this book so highly! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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