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The Riverview Murders (Paul Whelan #5)

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Margaret O'Mara is desperate to find her missing brother, Joe Colleran. She doesn't have a clue or a dime, and she hasn't seen her brother in thirty years. The last she heard, he was running a bar in Florida with an old war buddy, Michael Minogue. But when Minogue is discovered murdered on a Chicago pier, Margaret asks private eye Paul Whelan to solve the puzzle of her bro ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by St. Martin's Press
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Rebekkila
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Every so often I pick up a book, look at the cover, and say to myself, "Why bother it looks terrible." Then I start the book and am proved very wrong. The story was good. Paul Whelan is a private eye hired to find out what happened to a group of friends that have all been dying mysterious deaths since the end of WWII. I was really into the mystery, I loved the banter between Paul and some of the other characters. But what was really great was the way the author loves Chicago. I love Chicago too, ...more
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Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
library audiobook. Apparently a 15 year old publication returning as an audiobook. The book had a lot of detail about Chicago and Chicago neighborhood life in the early 1940's through the end of WW II, then a lot more detail about restaurants in the 1980's. Most of the action is in the 1980's, but it seemed anachronistic. The 20-somethings of 1943 would be pushing around 60 at the time of the action but are depicted as older. Developed slowly, then multiple twists at the end.
Abigail Grunst
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Too many characters for me to keep track of. Disappointed that there was not more about Riverview in the book. A little about Riverview at the beginning and a little at the end. So for those of us who remember Riverview in Chicago a disspointment. It takes place in Chicago so it was nice to be able to visualize some of the places in the book. Interesting Mystery and a surprise ending.
Ivah
Aug 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Good detective fiction, especially for Chicagoans interested in the north and northwest side neighborhoods. The story covers the mid 1940's to mid 1980's, with lots of neighborhood descriptions embellishing the mystery.
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Good mystery. I love this kind of book.
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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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