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Why We Need Crime Novelists

So most people, including me, were surprised that Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the IOC vote. Kevin Guilfoile has a (conspiracy) theory. Update: Another theory: “it was made clear to us that Chicago was going to have some difficulty in gaining the selection for a number of reasons including that we have […]

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Marcus Sakey at Sheffield’s

Local crime novelist Marcus Sakey hosts a launch party at Sheffield’s (3258 N. Sheffield) for his new novel: “In his latest execution of the formula, The Amateurs (Dutton)–set against the backdrop of the corporate scandals of the late Bush years–four friends on Chicago’s north side conspire to commit the seemingly perfect crime, where the only […]