This anthology includes 21 stories by Stuart Kaminsky, Max Allan Collins, Sara Paretsky, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Marcus Sakey, Sean Chercover, J.A. Konrath, Barbara D'Amato, and more. It was originally published in hardcover and paperback in October, 2007. Blue is the new Noir, and nobody does Blues like Chicago. This collection of dark stories from some of the best Chicago crime fiction authors captures the depths to which people sink when they have the Blues. The emptiness and pain caused by greed. The violence of revenge. And, occasionally, the bittersweet redemption that comes from a broken heart. Whether it s the back alleys of Lower Wacker, the Blues clubs of yesteryear, or even the baseline at Wrigley Field, these stunning edgy tales of desperation, deceit, love gone bad, and revenge will haunt you like the riff of a Muddy Waters tune you can t get our of your head. Read these stories and see why the heart of Chicago throbs to the beat of the Blues... and why the Blues are made for Chicago.
Used availability for Libby Fischer Hellmann's Chicago Blues
October 2007 : USA Hardback
October 2007 : USA Paperback