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A NEW MILLENIUM OF CHICAGO CRIME . . .
"A sharp murder mystery held together by likable characters." -Kirkus Indie Reviews
Chicago has always been a hotbed for violence, crime and political corruption. Four governors served prison sentences; two of them were sentenced to longer jail sentences than their terms of office. There are always more crimes than cops.
During Prohibition, Detective Tug Collier created the Widows and Orphans' Fund, a euphemism for graft money. That fund eventually financed a private investigative agency known as Taylor Street. When a case involving violence is closed for lack of evidence, the police department refers the case to the private detectives of Taylor Street who use alternative crime-fighting techniques.
Frankie Turk and Lola Lahti were suspended for using excessive violence in the pursuit of justice. So they were the perfect detectives to investigate the murder of the husband of a wealthy young widow who owns Chicago's hottest night spot, Club Red. Join Chicago's most interesting crime-fighting couple as they investigate The Taylor Street case file of RED CIN.
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About the Author
JOBE CERNY is an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. He grew up in Cicero, Illinois, home of Al Capone and organized crime. His high school reunions are small because many of his classmates are serving fifty to life. Cerny worked his way through college digging holes with a pick and shovel for a Cicero sewer company. Working in the gutters gave him a chance to talk to criminals and develop his lethal sense of humor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is GREAT!!! MB-chicago- if you like Cops an Robbers A Tightrope of a Story
Fun read for anyone that likes mysteries and Chicago Crime stories! The author kept a steady stream of clever situations and the occasional dose of funny moments. Wound up finishing this book quicker than I thought I would since it just kinda makes ya wanna keep reading! The "one legged woman" as the client is just one of this books clever, funny, "who would have thought of that" things...It had me envisioning the whole story as a tv show that I want to watch again!
JoBe is gonna put you on a real ride with this one! Set in the nitty gritty streets of the beloved Chicago, we have here a smart and undeniable belly-laugh-out-loud mystery novel! Of course, it has it's moments of warm hearted drama braided with humor. Frank and Lola are two detectives who have a nutty loving relationship with their risky jobs and also...with each other. They team up together, working out of the omniscient Taylor Street, to investigate the murder of their client's husband - Cin, a young one-legged babe who has had a rough and mysterious past. A past we learn more about as the investigation unfolds. Cerny crafts his oddball protagonists with a rich likability. And his enemies keep you reading with a quick beating heart through a series of thrilling suspenseful events full of lots of color and twists. Witty word play and wise cracks make for an entertaining page turner. In my opinion, this mystery-detective story pays a novelistic homage to comic books and the historical glamour of Chicago crime! A unique must-read!
A true Chicagoan, JoBe Cerny captures the essence of the city with his dead-pan humor and creative scenarios of a seedy underworld, which can too easily wrap is claws around you. You'll get wrapped up in this delightful read from beginning to end. Red Cin is a wonderfully crafted female protagonist, and coupled with the witty narrator you'll want to get lost in this crime drama with comic relief around every dramatic corner. Looking forward to a sequel! Highly recommended!
Never-Neverland, Emerald City, Chicago. One of these places is actually real. All of them require some willing suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader and--in the case of Chicago--on the part of its inhabitants as well. And it is in that genuine but unlikey berg that The Taylor Street File of Red Cin is set. Suspended cop, Frankie Turk, serves as sleuth, wry narrator, and our dragoman through this demimonde Disneyland. A dna analysis might show that both Mike Hammer and Nick Danger occupy different branches of his family tree, but I think Richard S. Prather's Shell Scott could be his long lost great uncle. Highly recommended!