The "well-crafted seventh mystery featuring wily, wise-cracking Chicago PI Dek Elstrom . . . [a] delightfully eccentric detective series" (Publishers Weekly).When the man who's hired Dek Elstrom disappears, the private investigator's search for his missing client unearths some shocking findings.
The dead man is found spread-eagled on the top of a box car on an abandoned rail siding. He's dressed in a $2000 suit, yet half his teeth are rotten and his skin is bad. Who was he . . . and how did he end up there?
When he's offered an exorbitant fee to photograph the scene, PI Dek Elstrom doesn't ask many questions. But his photos reveal something surprising: there's a witness to the murder, a tagger who's returned to the scene to paint what he saw. His work quickly disappears. What is it that the mysterious graffiti artist wants the world to know?
Then a second body shows up--and the case takes a shocking new twist . . .
"There's a good story here, and perhaps readers as easy going as Dek won't mind the laid-back pace."--BooklistPraise for the Dek Elstrom mystery series
"An investigator with a seductive one-two punch--a delectably smart mouth and a delightfully nimble brain."--William Kent Krueger, New York Times
"Elstrom has lost none of his initial appeal."--The New York Times
"With a gripping plot and a quirky but determined hero, The Confessors' Club
represents another fine effort from an author who excels at every requirement of the genre--and then some."--Richmond Times-Dispatch