Author: Marc Krulewitch
Review: A mystery set in Chicago with a difference. The PI Jules Landau, whose father was a made man in the crime world, is a individual who enjoys his work and only has one operating mode. Straight forward and keep your eye on the goal. In this novel he pursues the truth at some cost to his body. Although bloodied and bruised he continues in the forward mode and resolves the mystery of the missing victim(?) along with an associated high level wine fraud. He is quirky and dedicated to his job. The reader will have no problem identifying with Jules as he wends his way through this intriguing mystery.
I enjoyed the book and gave it a four star rating and would read other offerings by this author.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Synopsis: In Marc Krulewitch’s gritty new mystery, perfect for readers of Robert Crais and Marcia Muller, a beautiful missing woman and a mysterious wine lead Chicago shamus Jules Landau straight toward a killer with very bad taste. Jules Landau’s father was mobbed up, as was his father before him. Jules takes a different path: He’s a licensed private eye, currently collecting his paycheck in cash from a young ex-con looking for his missing girlfriend, Tanya. But as Jules scours Chicago’s North Side, he realizes that any number of people might want to make sure Tanya stays gone. At the heart of her disappearance seems to be a thriving black market for expensive French wine—a vintage so lucrative that Tanya may have paid for it with her life. Following a trail of cash and power with more twists than a corkscrew, Jules traces a criminal conspiracy back to a corrupt New Jersey cop. With nobody telling the truth, Jules knows he has to act fast . . . because a perfect crime only gets better with age. - See more at: https://bookshout.com/ebooks/gold-coa...
Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by Alibi (first published September 8th 2015)
Author Information: Marc Krulewitch’s Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He now resides in Colorado.