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Chicago Noir

Chicago Noir

Author(s): Neal Pollack

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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An anthology of noir short stories under the editorship of Neal Pollack. The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly destination for the whole family. The stories in...

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Breaker

Breaker

Author(s): Richard Thomas

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2000

Living alone in the dusty apartment where he grew up, Ray Nelson is a mystery to his neighbors and an unbeatable foe to the brutal men he fights in the ring for money. But a life defined by sinister...

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Children Below Us: Child Trafficking

Children Below Us:  Child Trafficking

Author(s): Blair London

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern Day

Claire and her brother Owen were staying at parents’ old home. Parents were in nursing home, but house hadn’t been sold yet and had most of the furnishings. However, house had been vacant of occupants for quite some time....

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Deep Dark Night

Deep Dark Night

Author(s): Steph Broadribb

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

A city in darkness. A building in lockdown. A score that can only be settled in blood… Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their...

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Make Me A City: a novel of Chicago

Make Me A City: a novel of Chicago

Author(s): Jonathan Carr

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Biography, Fiction

Era(s): 1800s onwards

It is 1800. On desolate, marshy ground between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, a man builds a house and a city is born … This masterful debut novel spans Chicago’s tumultuous first century, showing how a city is...

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Native Son

Native Son

Author(s): Richard Wright

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s

Set in Chicago, Illinois in the 1930s, Native Son is not a sugar-coated tale. It is a tale of a black man trapped by rules that pin him down, pen him in, force him to live in a certain...

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Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Author(s): Mary Kubica

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense

Era(s): Modern

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head… Heidi...

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Sabrina

Sabrina

Author(s): Nick Drnaso

Location(s): Chicago, Colorado

Genre(s): Graphic Novel

Era(s): Modern

A MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONGLIST NOMINEE 2018 Where is Sabrina?The answer is hidden on a videotape, a tape which is en route to several news outlets, and about to go viral. A landmark graphic novel, already hailed as one...

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Seven for a Secret

Seven for a Secret

Author(s): Rumer Haven

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance, Suspense

Era(s): Modern / 1920s

It’s the year 2000, and twenty-four-year-old Kate moves into a new apartment to find a new state of independence in a new millennium. Almost immediately, she starts crushing on a hot guy who lives in her building. Deciding to...

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Shadows the Sizes of Cities, A Novel

Shadows the Sizes of Cities, A Novel

Author(s): Gregory W Beaubien

Location(s): Amsterdam, Chicago, Morocco, Spain

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): 1994

While traveling with friends in Europe and Morocco, the young American reporter Will Clark is drawn into killing a drug dealer. Pursued by other gang members and the police, his bond with his companions broken and his sense of...

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