'The Coffin Haulers' Now Available in Paperback on Amazon
The future never looked brighter for a young, attractive Polish immigrant as she walked the deserted streets in her Chicago neighborhood. Yet a few hours later her body would be discovered in a gangway. Police investigators would write it off as another random, gang-related murder and pursue the case when more important crimes didn't require their full attention.
Private detective Joey Boloccini doesn't buy their conclusions. He's convinced it was a targeted killing and sets out to find the murderer.
The key to his case is the Pilsudski family, known as The Coffin Haulers for the humiliating, low-paying job they perform. But they keep a closely guarded family secret: It's not hauling coffins that bring in money, but what's inside them.
As his investigation proceeds, Joey is troubled by the decisions he's forced to make, decisions that sometimes cross an ethical boundary and obscure the difference between right and wrong. "God doesn't create saints and sinners," he thinks at one point. "They create themselves."
"The Coffin Haulers" is the second novel featuring private detective Joey Boloccini. It's available on Amazon for the first time in paperback. The ebook version can also be found on Amazon. Joey made his debut in "The Champagne Ladies," available on Amazon as an e-book.
About the Author
Gregg Cebrzynski was born in Chicago's Little Village and lived there until he embarked on a long career as an award-winning journalist. Now living on the city's North Side, he returns to the old neighborhood from time to time to have a look around.