Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Severn House
A shocking chain of events occurs late one night on a quiet suburban street far west of Chicago. A neighbor hears a woman scream. A second sees the lights in the Tripps’ house being switched on, room after room. And a third receives a call from a voice he doesn’t recognize, yelling to come right over. But where?
The police arrive to discover Sara Tripp brutally murdered. Her husband, Martin Tripp, confesses to the killing. He’s put on trial but his cunning lawyer puts forth a bizarre defense. Scandalously, Martin is acquitted, despite his confession. But Martin is not done. He wants private investigator Dek Elstrom to find out whether Sara was afraid of something. Dek investigates, and makes disturbing discoveries. Can he get to the truth of what really happened that terrifying night?
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"Fredrickson’s Chicago is reminiscent of Chandler’s Los Angeles, and the dearth of modern detail suggests an appealing timelessness; it could as easily be 1930 as 2020. Hard-boiled Dek’s eighth case is long on crackling dialogue and atmosphere, with another suspicious character seemingly lurking around every corner.
A sleek Windy City noir with a distinctly retro feel. " - Kirkus
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