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High Chicago (Jonah Geller #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  90 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
After his successful debut, Buffalo Jump, Howard Shrier is back with High Chicago, the next in the Jonah Geller series.

Toronto investigator Jonah Geller has opened his own agency, World Repairs, and he and his partner, Jenn Raudsepp, are immediately drawn into investigating the apparent suicide of a young girl — and the high-stakes world of construction and development on
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Published July 14th 2009 by Vintage Canada (first published January 1st 2009)
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Toni Osborne
Oct 26, 2013 Toni Osborne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2, in the Jonah Geller series

This series is definitely Canadian very unique in its genre and I love how each story is crafted from current events found in the news. A few weeks ago I had the chance to read “Miss Montreal “ the 4th novel in the series and skipped momentary book 2 and 3 but I couldn't keep too far away before returning to the sequence to catch up. Here I am this time telling everyone nice enough to read my thoughts that Mr. Shrier has definitely won my admiration and made me
Feb 12, 2011 Peggy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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2nd in the Jonah Geller (Toronto PI) series. Jonah has now opened his own agency and is approached by a woman whose daughter has recently committed suicide. She asks Jonah to find out why, since there were no warning signs. A good solid mystery with interesting detail about Toronto and Chicago, but I was a little disturbed by the vigilante aspect of Jonah's quest to bring the murderer to justice.
Mar 29, 2010 Kendra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Howard Shrier did not disappoint my expectations for his second Jonah Geller novel. It was an exciting mystery, with enough plots turns and international mystery to keep me reading. Again, I loved the emphasis on Toronto locales. You get the sense that Jonah really lives in the city from his enthusiasm for describing his favourite haunts. When's the next book coming?
Judee. Fong.
Aug 10, 2014 Judee. Fong. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HIGH CHICAGO, a fast-paced crime thriller by Canadian writer, Howard Shrier, grabs you by the eyeballs and doesn't let go. I must confess that this is my first Howard Shrier novel and it certainly won't be the last. Toronto private investigator, Jonah Geller was introduced in Shrier's first mystery thriller, "Buffalo Jump" and returns with a bang in "High Chicago." Jonah now runs a new business, "World Repairs," co-owned with his partner and best friend, Jenn Raudsepp. Hired to investigate an ap ...more
Dorothyanne Brown
It's a gloriously sunny fall day here, one of those days that shouts at you that you should get outside, there aren't more left, you should wallow in the sun and coolish air and bright blue while you can.
But I'm inside, finishing High Chicago.
Because it is impossible to stop.
The last few chapters have the racing about pacing of an action film, the first part of the book lays out a complex, twisted plot, everyone is not who they seem, and wow - I sit agog at the plot developments and how the sto
Mar 29, 2014 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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RATING: 3.25

Jonah Geller has formed an investigative agency with his friend, Jenn Raudsepp. When a young woman commits suicide, her mother asks them to look into what her life had been like to cause such an event. They uncover some ugly events. Not as good as the first - Jonah's past experiences in Israel aren't really mentioned, and he's become more high octane. Jenn is gay, and much more emphasis is placed on her beauty than her skills.
Jan 24, 2013 Philip rated it it was amazing
5 Stars and I really mean it! So far the first two books in this series by Howard Shrier are worth all of the accolades they have been given in awards and reviews. If it is even possible "High Chicago" is even better than "Buffalo Jump". It has lots of action, plenty of gore, moves quickly enough and the Toronto and Chicago settings are perfect. Jonah Geller has to be one of the best PIs ever invented by an author, flawed, funny, human, tough, smart and likeable! His mother is marvelous and Dant ...more
Kyla Squires
I'm digging this series but for heaven's sake man, CALL THE POLICE! (view spoiler)
Brian Leclair
Mar 29, 2014 Brian Leclair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the first Jonah Geller detective novel... but I think I liked this one even better! Great characters, and fast-moving plot makes this a very quick read!!!!
Dec 08, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the series, a bit better than the first, looking forward to the third.
Howard Shrier
Sep 23, 2014 Howard Shrier rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I am prejudiced because this is my book, but I had to re-read it last week in preparation for a writing class I am teaching and you know what? I enjoyed it. I found the funny parts funny, the darker parts dark, and it whipped along pretty fast. I don't pat myself on the back much, but I am going to risk it this time.
Teena in Toronto
There aren't many stories that are based in Toronto so I was drawn to this one ... especially because it was a mystery.

It took me a couple chapters to get into it but once I did, I found it interesting.

This is the second in the series.

I find it curious that male investigators must have lesbian partners ... why?
Mar 06, 2012 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Howard Shrier's written a fast-paced, fun novel. I enjoyed the main character, who is quite funny, and I enjoyed the Toronto settings, which I was familiar with. I'm going to look for his earlier book, which received good reviews also. Nice to read a Canadian writer for a change.
Dec 10, 2013 Stewart rated it liked it
Decent little detective novel. Some parts were a bit predictable and few parts were absurdly unrealistic (Shrier isn't maybe as good a thriller writer as some out there). But the pages went by quickly.
Ann-marie Michocki
Jonah Geller is a great character! The plot is scary, funny and a great look at life between canada and the US.
Jul 17, 2011 Djdee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much same type as last book.Engaging character.Good
Jun 04, 2013 Amie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in this series.
Oct 21, 2011 rabbitprincess marked it as maybe  ·  review of another edition
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Arthur Ellis Award winner 2010.
Laura May
Aug 18, 2013 Laura May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
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Award-winning author Howard Shrier was born and raised in Montreal, where he earned an Honours Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of media, including print, magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improv. He has also been a senior communications advisor to government agencies. He now lives i ...more
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