THE DEAD CALLER FROM CHICAGO by Jack Fredrickson

THE DEAD CALLER FROM CHICAGO
by
Jack Fredrickson

THE DEAD CALLER FROM CHICAGO
Jack Fredrickson
April 2013
Minotaur Books

Things finally seem to be looking up for Dek Elstrom, who we last met up with in HUNTING SWEET ROSIE. Dek is now seeing steady work from an insurance company (which could mean heat for the drafty turret he’s living in) and there is even new construction in Rivertown for the first time in years—a mansion going up in the old neighborhood—which could lead to a business boom for the crooked town. But when his best friend Leo Brumsky receives a mysterious phone call from a man who was thought for years to be dead, Dek begins to realize that nothing is what it seems. Soon Leo and Ma Brumsky are on the run, and nearly everyone Dek holds dear is in danger. Dek must find out what’s really going on in Rivertown to ensure they all come home safely, but will he uncover the town’s secrets in time to stop the body count from rising?
Dek’s wry observations and wisecracking style make THE DEAD CALLER FROM CHICAGO a fun and engaging read. Fredrickson has brought us another well-plotted mystery that will please fans of the series and newcomers alike.

Erica Ruth Neubauer