What is the hardest part of being an author?
To ignore bad reviews and believe in your writing
Can you give us a short synopsis of Gold Coast Blues?
A young ex-con arrives in Chicago and hires my PI, Jules Landau, to look for his missing girlfriend, Tanya. In the course of his investigation he discovers a thriving black market for expensive French wine—a vintage so lucrative that Tanya may have paid for it with her life.
What inspired you to write this book?
A friend of mine grew up in a crime-ridden neighborhood near Newark, NJ, but somehow had the insight to move away at age 18. He knew if he didn’t leave, he would wind up in jail or die young.
How many hours per day do you spend on writing?
4-5 hours devoted to writing, of which a fraction of that time is actually spent writing.
Name your top five favourite books.
The World According to Garp, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bonfire of the Vanities, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlotte’s Web.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on the 4th book in my detective series that was inspired by the real life murder of a well-known socialite in Aspen, Colorado. My story, of course, will take place in Chicago.
Title: Gold Coast Blues
Author: Marc Krulewitch
In Marc Krulewitch’s gritty new mystery, perfect for readers of Robert Crais and Marcia Muller, a beautiful missing woman and a mysterious wine lead Chicago shamus Jules Landau straight toward a killer with very bad taste.
Jules Landau’s father was mobbed up, as was his father before him. Jules takes a different path: He’s a licensed private eye, currently collecting his paycheck in cash from a young ex-con looking for his missing girlfriend, Tanya. But as Jules scours Chicago’s North Side, he realizes that any number of people might want to make sure Tanya stays gone. At the heart of her disappearance seems to be a thriving black market for expensive French wine—a vintage so lucrative that Tanya may have paid for it with her life.
Following a trail of cash and power with more twists than a corkscrew, Jules traces a criminal conspiracy back to a corrupt New Jersey cop. With nobody telling the truth, Jules knows he has to act fast . . . because a perfect crime only gets better with age.
Marc Krulewitch’s Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He now resides in Colorado.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marc-Krulewitch/e/B00494ET3W
Buy the Book:
Penguin Random House