Yesterday I hit the Book Table looking for a couple of presents and snatched up a copy of Chicago Blues. This anthology of mystery/crime stories is edited by Libby Fischer Hellmann and features tons of familiar Chicago authors. I am supposed to be working on minutes of a staff meeting and an agenda for an advisory group meeting at work… and I don’t wanna! Chicago Blues has me totally hooked.
I’m transitioning from fun to work with this blog post. After I finish the book, I’ll write again to say what stories were particularly good… but I have to tell you, I’m halfway through and there is not a clinker in the bunch. Thumbs up.
Also – thanks to the Book Table! This great Oak Park independent bookstore has books and more, all at a discount, and there are always great finds. As it is Small Business Saturday, I will suggest that my dozens of readers all stampede down there right away to support them… or, if impractical, stampede someplace closer to support your local independent bookstore.