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Death in Uptown (Paul Whelan #1)

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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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Sep 01, 2013 Jim rated it liked it
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
Feb 12, 2016 Gabe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is to me my first book by this author and I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, not really knowing what to expect, or if it will worth my time. It turned out to be time well spent in my opinion, as this is a good book, very easy, pleasant and entertaining, with quite a lot of humor in the dialogue.

There is a well constructed plot, some well defined characters with their own agendas, bringing quite some twists and turns in the main plot unfolding and very pleasant dialogue, with plenty, an
Feb 28, 2010 Patty rated it really liked it
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.
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Great suspense mystery! This book kept me guessing and had a great unexpected ending. I love a good mystery and was not disappointed at all!
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Michael Raleigh is the author of nine novels. His newest book, PEERLESS DETECTIVE, will appear in August, 2015 (Diversion Books). His previous books include THE CONJURER'S BOY (Harvard Square Editions), IN THE CASTLE OF THE FLYNNS (Sourcebooks 2002, reprinted 2012) THE BLUE MOON CIRCUS (Sourcebooks 2003) and the five Paul Whelan mysteries (DEATH IN UPTOWN, A BODY IN BELMONT HARBOR, THE MAXWELL STR ...more
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