Review: Maxwell Street Blues – Marc Krulewitch

Publisher: Alibi (August 5, 2014)
Language: English
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Jules Landau – Chicago Private Eye.
Bernie Landau – Jules’ Father and an ex con.
Jimmy Kalijero – Chicago Detective.
Voss – Internal Affairs Officer.


Jules Landau’s old friend Charles “Snooky” Snook has been murdered, his body left on a construction site. Bernie Landau, Jules’ father hires him to find out who murdered Snooky. Jules will find himself facing off against the local cop Jimmy Kalijero and being followed by an internal affairs officer named Voss. He’ll also find people trying to kill him to keep Snooky’s murder from being solved.


I really found myself enjoying this book. It reminded me of the old private eyes like Mike Hammer and Philip Marlowe. There are plenty of twists, fist fights, and just all around fun private eye action. The plotline is well drawn out. The characters I found very likeable and 3 dimensional. Mr. Krulewitch helped fill in with some interesting background characters such as an old retired Gangster named Frownie.

The story kept my attention, to the point where I actually finished the book in a little over a day. I really look forward to more entries from Mr. Krulewitch in the Jules Landau series. For a modern take on the classic private eye, he’s done a very good job, and things can only get better.

About the Author

Marc Krulewitch grew up in the Chicago suburbs, although his crime novels take place in the Windy City, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. Maxwell Street Blues is the first in what he hopes to be a long and enduring detective series. His great-grandfather once shared a headline with Al Capone.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

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2 Responses to “Review: Maxwell Street Blues – Marc Krulewitch”

  1. Heather J @ TLC Book Tours Says:

    I haven’t read a classic private eye novel in quite some time but I do enjoy them! Sounds like this would be a great read!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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