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Death in Uptown (Paul Whelan #1)
Death in Uptown is the first book in Michael Raleigh's widely praised Paul Whelan series. A killer is loose in Chicago's colorful and racially-diverse Uptown neighborhood, and Paul Whelan finds himself drawn in for personal reasons. His search for the killer is complicated by the arrival of a client, an attractive young woman seeking her lost brother, and Whelan soon reali ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by iUniverse
(first published April 1991)
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The version I listened to was from "Books In Motion" read by Ron Verella. He did a good job. The quality started out poorly, but then got better. Not sure what was up with that whether it was damage to the file or not. I suspect it was just poor quality on their part since at least 3 times there were misreads & then repeats. They obviously should have been edited out, but weren't. I also tried another audio book by this producer just before this & turned it off quickly due to the quality ...more
I loved Blue Moon Circus and the Castle of the Flynns, and I enjoy reading mysteries, so I was excited to learn that Raleigh had written a mystery series. I was a little surprised by how fabulous this first in the series was, I guess I just thought that his genre fiction would be flatter than his more literary work, but I was totally wrong. I enjoyed this very much, and have just ordered the rest of the series.
Michael Raleigh is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. His most recent, The Riverview Murders, won the first Eugene Izzi Award. He has received four Illinois Arts Council Grants for fiction. He teaches English at Truman College in Chicago.More about Michael Raleigh...