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Author Kenemore, Scott, author.

Title Lake of darkness : a novel / Scott Kenemore.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Talos Press, [2020]
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F KENEMORE    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F KENEMORE    AVAILABLE
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Description 253 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "During the First World War, on the South Side of Chicago, officer Joe Flip Flippity has begun an investigation into a serial decapitationist who is hunting young children. At a time when African American officers are rendered second-class by prejudicial policies, Flip is nonetheless called upon by the mayor of the city--the legendary Big Bill Thompson himself--and a host of powerful city fathers, to thwart this murderer who threatens to destroy the city's reputation as a safe haven for those making the Great Migration north. While searching to catch his killer--and to discover why the most powerful men in Chicago are truly concerned about the murders of poor black refugees--Flip's bloody trail takes him through the South Side's vice districts (where anything is available for a price), across its most dangerous criminal underbellies, and into a bracing and unexpected world of supernatural horror. As Flip digs deeper in his quest to protect the city's most vulnerable, he stumbles upon more mysterious murders, confounding psychological puzzles, and terrifying hints of something other that may reach across from unknowable distances to guide the hand of a killer. It soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems, and that mysterious and powerful forces are conspiring to stand in Flip's way. A combination of detective thriller, cosmic horror, and historical fiction, Lake of Darkness takes us to the deepest and darkest places in Chicago's very dark history."--Provided by publisher.
Subject African American police -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Serial murder investigation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
South Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1913-1921 -- Fiction.
Genre Horror fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781945863509 (paperback)
1945863501 (paperback)
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