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Sunday 20 September 2015

☀ Gold Coast Blues: Jules Landau Mysteries [3] - Marc Krulewitch

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Gold Coast Blues, a Hard-Boiled Mystery by (, Alibi, 284 pages).

This is the third book in the Jules Landau Mysteries series.

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In Marc Krulewitch’s gritty new mystery, perfect for readers of Robert Crais and Marcia Muller, a beautiful missing woman and a mysterious wine lead Chicago shamus Jules Landau straight toward a killer with very bad taste.

Jules Landau’s father was mobbed up, as was his father before him. Jules takes a different path: He’s a licensed private eye, currently collecting his paycheck in cash from a young ex-con looking for his missing girlfriend, Tanya. But as Jules scours Chicago’s North Side, he realizes that any number of people might want to make sure Tanya stays gone. At the heart of her disappearance seems to be a thriving black market for expensive French wine—a vintage so lucrative that Tanya may have paid for it with her life.

Following a trail of cash and power with more twists than a corkscrew, Jules traces a criminal conspiracy back to a corrupt New Jersey cop. With nobody telling the truth, Jules knows he has to act fast . . . because a perfect crime only gets better with age.

Gold Coast Blues 
Available 22 September 2015!

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The Series: Jules Landau Mysteries

Readers of Robert Crais’s Elvis Cole fast-paced mysteries will love Jules Landau, a college man turned private eye on the Windy City’s mean streets—a virtual school of hard knocks where graduation means just staying alive.

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Maxwell Street Blues [1]

Chicago runs in Jules Landau’s veins. So does the blood of crooks. Now Jules is going legit as a private eye, stalking bail jumpers and cheating spouses—until he gets his first big case. Unfortunately, the client is his ex-con father, and the job is finding the killer of a man whom Jules loved like family. Why did someone put two bullets in the head of gentle bookkeeper Charles Snook? Jules is determined to find out, even if the search takes him to perilous places he never wanted to go.

Snooky, as he was affectionately known, had a knack for turning dirty dollars clean, with clients ranging from humble shop owners to sharp-dressed mobsters. As Jules retraces Snooky’s last days, he crosses paths with a way-too-eager detective, a gorgeous and perplexing tattoo artist, a silver-haired university administrator with a kinky side, and a crusading journalist. Exposing one dirty secret after another, the PI is on a dangerous learning curve. And, at the top of that curve, a killer readies to strike again.

[Revised Edition Published 5 August 2014, 245 pages. First published 21 October 2010.]

Windy City Blues [2]

Marc Krulewitch’s new Jules Landau mystery tells the action-packed tale of the private eye trying to keep his hands clean as he digs through Chicago’s dirtiest secrets.

Jules Landau feels right at home in the ethnic stew of the Windy City, where he’s indebted to the hopes and schemes of his criminal ancestors. Street-smart and college-educated, Jules wants nothing more than to go straight and atone for his family’s past. But when he investigates a horrific killing, Jules uncovers a hidden world of lucrative corruption.

Jack Gelashvili had his head bashed in and no one knows why. The most obvious answer is that he was a parking cop, a universally loathed job—especially in Chicago. Turns out there’s a lot of money to be made on expired meters, and when Jules starts making noise, he starts making enemies—from the head of a media empire to the mastermind of a prostitution ring. When rumors of bloodthirsty Mob connections arise, Jack’s gorgeous cousin Tamar objects, and Jules is increasingly swayed by the logic and charms of the sexy baker. Following this beautiful woman into the cloistered world of Georgian immigrants, Jules brings his hunches, his family connections, and his gun. But he’s just one man against a pack of criminals with a million reasons to shoot first.

[Revised Edition Published 6 January 2015, 258 pages. First published as Scofflaw Blues on 1 January 2011.]

About the Author

Marc Krulewitch’s Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He now resides in Colorado.

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Tour Stops

Follow Gold Coast Blues's tour at:

Sep 15: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
Sep 17: Seattle Book Mama ☀
Sep 20: BooksChatter ☀ℚ
Sep 21: Teatime and Books ☀
Sep 21: Reading Reality ✍
Sep 22: Splashes into Books ☀✍
Sep 24: Avenue Books ℚ
Sep 26: I’m an Eclectic Reader ☀<
Sep 28: Bookish Madness ☀
Oct 1: Indy Book Fairy ☀
Oct 4: Nancy Famolari’s Blog ☀
Oct 6: I Heart Reading ✍
Oct 8: Rising Indies United ☀
Oct 11: Cara Correnti’s Blog ☀
Oct 12: The Single Librarian ℚ
Oct 14: Live, Laugh & Love Books ☀

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