A dead client named Dek to execute her will. No matter that Dek didn't know the woman. No matter, too, that the woman's estate was only worth a few hundred. Happens all the time, the l In The Blue Religion, bestselling author Michael Connelly brings together nineteen original stories from some of today's greatest crime writers to reveal the thrills and dangers of b An extortion letter arrives at Crystal Waters, one of Chicago's wealthiest gated communities.
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A Change in His Heart. A Safe Place for Dying. Showing a predilection for suspense and action too, his character driven dramas really bring their readers in, giving them an insight into an otherwise unseen life. Prior to writing he worked in productivity consulting, allowing him to make his income, along with managing his very own design and commercial furnishings firm, all of which allowed him to work for himself. Taking to writing full-time though, he would find his true vocation in life and, along with that, his audience, which soon began to swell on an unprecedented level.
Moving his career forwards he would create characters that would engage, along with stories that he really wanted to tell, allowing him to move to the forefront of his genre, that being the thriller and mystery novel. Creating a number of series too, he would keep readers continually coming back for more, as they would find a sense of familiarity and understanding with his characters.
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Taking place within and around the city of Chicago, they focus upon the investigations of one Dek Elstrom, a private investigator who works there solving various cases. Having previously lived a rich life with his wife in the wealthy enclave of Crystal Waters, he has now found himself living day-to-day trying desperately to make ends meet.
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A dry and witty collection of books, this series takes place over the course of six novels so far and counting, running from to Incorporating a whole range of different elements into its narrative arc, it really manages to bring its story to life, as each title is its own stand-alone mystery. Setting up the main premise and the central characters, it would introduce Dek Elstrom as its leading protagonist for the first time too, laying out his goals and intentions. With his backstory firmly established it would also work at setting up the world itself, giving readers a clear idea of what to expect along with their first mystery.
A classic mystery novel, this particular title is elevated through its dry sense of wit, a factor which really brings its story to life for the reader.
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The character of Dek Elstrom himself is a particularly nuanced one, allowing the reader to form a specific attachment to him as a leading protagonist, something which will develop over the course of the series to follow. Using Chicago as its setting too, it really manages to bring the city to life, almost turning it into a character in of itself. Whilst this may appear as nothing for the residents there, with it being an extremely small amount, this would be followed by a mansion exploding. Can he patch things up with his ex-wife?
Is it really a safe place for dying? It would also branch out, whilst still using the area surrounding Chicago as its main backdrop, giving it its foundation as well. Once again turning to Dek Elstrom as its leading protagonist, this title takes a deeper look into his backstory as a character.
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Using another mystery to drive the story forwards too, it brings back similar ideas as before. With the city of Chicago returning once again too, it really takes the series up a level. Called upon to execute the will of a recently deceased woman, Dek Elstrom is asked to manage a seeminly routine handling of an estate.
It would seem that what little of worth there is in the estate is falling apart though, as he gets out of there before the whole thing comes crashing down.