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Shots in the Dark: Mysteries in Bars

Bartenders function as far more than mere drink pourers. They keep accounts and the peace, and act as amateur psychotherapists, among other duties. In these novels, publicans (mostly women, coincidentally) also solve mysteries. Whether the comedy is witty or slapstick, you'll find yourself laughing along with these books as well as wondering whodunit.  Maggie Lewis…
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Pilsen: Explore ‘Coolest’ Neighborhood Through Photos, Fiction, Film

Pilsen is on Forbes' 12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around The World list, alongside other “up-and-coming" communities.  Praised for attractions including its popular murals and “cutting-edge culture and art,” Pilsen is also the subject or setting of three books, as well as an inspiring documentary—so you can explore the neighborhood vicariously before you visit. Brimming with photos…
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