Body Work, by Sara Paretsky
I've been reading Sara Paretsky since my 20s...she's one of my favorite detective novelists. V.I. Warshawski is based in Chicago, and she's a hard-boiled feminist, whiskey-swilling, kick-ass detective. That's why I like her.
In Body Work, V.I. encounters edgy young artist/entertainers, grumpy night club owners, Eastern European gangsters, and Iraq war vets, while trying to help out her young, impulsive cousin Petra.
This novel was not my favorite...I did finish it, but it was not as compelling as her other books.
I will continue reading all of Paretsky's books, in the hope the next one will be better!