Windy City Sinners: A Novel

Windy City Sinners: A Novel

by Melanie Villines


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"Windy City Sinners is a freewheeling, wry and whimsical novel about the deepest human feelings and questions." PATRICK T. REARDON (

Part crime caper à la Donald Westlake, part magic realism tale in the spirit of Gabriel García Márquez, part John Kennedy Toolesque hijinks and high comedy, Windy City Sinners offers mystery and mayhem with fun and froth mixed in for good measure. The story takes place on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago, right on the edge of town where the cops and members of the Outfit live side-by-side in perfect disharmony. The unlikely partners in crime include a notorious hitman, a detective in league with a drug kingpin, a vengeful mailman, an embezzling bank clerk, a petty holdup man, a conniving cleaning lady, an embittered priest, and the ghost of composer Antonio Vivaldi.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692504437
Publisher: Sugar Skull Press
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Melanie Villines is a novelist, scriptwriter, and producer/researcher for true crime TV shows who lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at

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