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Murder on Skid Row Hardcover – January 12, 2010

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About the Author

Native Chicagoan Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office bookkeeper and as "a wife, mom, and grandmother," she said. In recent years, Wexler’s lifelong passion for writing has led her to create numerous essays as well as fiction. Her work has appeared in several publications, including North Shore Magazine, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Vision magazine, Alpha Omegan magazine, and the Gazette newspaper of Chicago, and on websites such as "Laughter is My Medicine" and "Funny Cat Stories." Murder on Skid Row is her first novel. It won an Apex Award from Communications Concepts in 2010.

"I have always used writing as therapy," Wexler said. "Now I have the time and opportunity to pursue it as a career." Her advice for other aspiring writers—even grandmothers like herself—is to "follow your dream. You can do it, and it’s never too late." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449073557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449073558
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,954,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was a delightful at the same a harsh reality story about Skid Row in Chicago in the late 1960's. A well-educated man from a working immigrant family graduated as a dentist and decides to open a practice to serve poor and poverty individuals in this downtrodden community. They are junkies, alcoholics and gang members with state insurance. Behind the scenes there are the money scammers, the neighbor pharmacy and others all looking for the quick buck. He is torn between keeping his eyes and mouth shut to the dark secrets of the neighbourhood and serving the patients.

Then the killings occur and the secrets are no longer in the dark. The conclusion was shocking but sweet. Generations continue on and everything changes for the good. Highly recommend this story for readers who wish to reminisce about their childhood in the ghettos of the city and who like mysteries and detective stories. A lot of suspense and warm characters.
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I love how this author writes. I got a copy of "Murder on Skid Row" and really couldn't put it down. I actually felt like I was right there with the dentist on skid row. It really took me on an incredible journey of how hard life is for some people and the courage it takes to live that life. It made me feel very lucky to have the life I have and very empathetic for the people in the book. My father was a dentist too and you can tell the author writes from first-hand knowledge about the industry. I found Ms. Wexler's book facinating and would absolutely recommend it to friends. Her characters are colorful to say the least. Can't wait to read future books by her!
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Format: Paperback
Murder on Skid Row ISBN: 9781449073565, Author House, Paperback by Charlene Wexler is a tale set in Chicago in the days when the area of Madison and Halsted Streets was filled with dilapidated buildings, discarded trash and derelict individuals.
Melvin Greenberg, a graduate of Illinois Dental School, opens his first office where he receives free rent for a year from the owner of one of the few legitimate businesses left in the area - the Drug Store across the street. The store is owned by Abe Meyer, a short, bald, rumpled sixty-year-old, and Dave Miller, a younger, neat individual with a toupé, and the only request is that he write prescriptions. Mel is from a family who rose from immigrant status to respectability and a home on the south side. His girlfriend is from a family of somewhat higher status and lives on the north side of Chicago.
The story evolves from, and revolves around, the characters inhabiting this `skid row' section and their interaction. Besides Mel, there is Darlene, a local girl who he hires to clerk in his office. She provides an additional advantage because her boyfriend, a huge gang member, will function as his protector. Dr Panzer, a dentist he hires to provide assistance, likes nitrous oxide better than the patients. Spider is a dangerous associate of Tyrone's. Clancy and his partner Keith are the local cops, and deadbeats. Phil is the resident physician "who writes prescriptions for anything and at 300 pounds, eats everything". There also are Max Roy, a second, and unfriendly, dentist, Charlie, who runs the local flop house Tony Chang, owner of a Chinese restaurant rumored to have "the best stuff, if you can afford it", and Miranda, a "Aunt Jemimah"-like cook in the local restaurant, who has a business on the side.
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You can attempt to make hell more livable, but you can't change that it's still hell. "Murder on Skid Row" tells the story of Mel Greenburg, an optimistic dentist who tries to make a difference in Chicago's seedy skid row. But not everyone likes a hero, and the dentist quickly finds that life won't be easy, if he even lives that long. "Murder on Skid Row" is thought provoking and entertaining reading; pick it up.
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