Peerless Detective

Peerless Detective - Michael Raleigh This is straight realism, and although it's pretty noir-ish, I wouldn't probably put it in the mystery genre. It's literary fiction peopled with detectives and genre themes. I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for a murder mystery, this isn't it, but the characters are very well drawn, and Raleigh's depictions of Chicago are as wonderful as ever.