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Shall We Not Revenge (Hanley & Rivka Mysteries) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 7, 2014
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"The deeply nuanced mystery is bolstered by fine writing and historical detail." —Kirkus (starred review)
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In the harsh early winter months of 1872, while Chicago is still smoldering from the Great Fire, Irish Catholic detective Frank Hanley is assigned the case of a murdered Orthodox Jewish rabbi. His investigation proves difficult when the neighborhood's Yiddish-speaking residents, wary of outsiders, are reluctant to talk. But when the rabbi's headstrong daughter, Rivka, unexpectedly offers to help Hanley find her father's killer, the detective receives much more than the break he was looking for.
Their pursuit of the truth draws Rivka and Hanley closer together and leads them to a relief organization run by the city's wealthy movers and shakers. Along the way, they uncover a web of political corruption, crooked cops, and well-buried ties to two notorious Irish thugs from Hanley's checkered past. Even after he is kicked off the case, stripped of his badge, and thrown in jail, Hanley refuses to quit. With a personal vendetta to settle for an innocent life lost, he is determined to expose a complicated criminal scheme, not only for his own sake, but for Rivka's as well.
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Top Customer Reviews
I can't wait for the next book.
I think this story would be a good movie if the murderer is hidden until the very end.
law-enforcement mis-direction in the case, and the amount of assistance needed for the poor and homeless in this historic setting is amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good insight into treatment of women during that era.Read more