May 30, 1956. ChicagoOn a quiet street corner in a working-class neighborhood of Holocaust survivors and refugees, the body of a little schoolboy is found in a suitcase. He's naked and chopped up into small pieces.The grisly crime is handed over to two detectives who carry their own personal burdens, Hank Purcell, a married WWII veteran, and his partner, a wise-cracking Jewish cop who loves...
Fiction. Detective and Police Procedural. Chicago, May 30, 1956: On a quiet corner in a working-class immigrant neighborhood, a heavy suitcase is discovered on the sidewalk late at night. Inside is the body of a young boy, naked and hacked into pieces....
The novel is set in the late psychedelic 1960s in Chicago. Two Chicago detectives are called in by a nun to deal with a pedophile priest who is apparently sexually abusing altar boys. Shortly afterward, the nun is found dead in her convent. The two detectives are attempting to deal with both the pedophilia and the murder, but the lead detective is distracted by the disappearance of his daughter...
Upgrading your order to Express Delivery
Most of our bestselling titles are available for express delivery within the UK, just look out for the Express Delivery on the product page.
There are two speedy upgraded delivery options for mainland UK:
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Royal Mail First Class - £2.85 per order:
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The dispatch time frame is factored into the delivery estimate you see on this page.
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