High Chicago by Howard Shrier
Vintage Canada, Toronto, ON 2009
From my mystery book shelf.
Last year I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, High Chicago is even better.
Investigator Jonah Gelle, along with his friend Jen Raudseppr, has opened an agency called World Repairs. They are working hard to find cases and make ends meet, so when Jonah’s Mom asks him to help out a friend who has lost her daughter to suicide he accepts the case. What at first seems like a sadly simple story soon draws them into the fast-paced and highly monied world of development and construction that eventually reaches across the border to the Windy City.
Shrier writes noir with several modern twists. This series has great characters, odd friendships, humor and focuses on current issues. Great fun. I can’t wait for the next one, Boston Cream. Don’t tell Mr G, but it will be in his pile of birthday gifts next week.