Every once in a while we feature Uptown-related books at Uptown Chicago History, and I just spotted a new one for you: The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts by Carl Watson.
Here's the summary:
In the warped underworld of Uptown Chicago, two petty thieves, Jack and Vince--Dostoevskyan in their criminal use of philosophy, exalting in the stealing of art as the highest human act--meet their target, their nemesis and their double: Madame Little-Ease, a Satanic Grandma Moses, who paints on refuse with polluted blood...
Have you read this one yet? Let me know your thoughts.