Smoke-Filled Rooms : Smokey Dalton

  • by Kris Nelscott
  • Narrated by Mirron Willis
  • Series: Smokey Dalton
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the run after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Private Investigator Smokey Dalton and Jimmy, the young boy he rescued, have settled under assumed names in Chicago. But history won’t leave him alone. His job in security at the Chicago Hilton places him in the center of the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Worse, a killer works his South Side neighborhood, killing children. The Chicago Police Department doesn’t solve crimes in the South Side. Smokey can’t ignore the crimes, any more than he can ignore the tension building in the city that hot August. He has to take action, before he loses everything.
Chosen as one of the top 10 mystery novels of the year by both Deadly Pleasures and Booklist, Smoke-Filled Rooms fulfills the promise of the award-winning Dangerous Road, and makes Smokey Dalton into one of the mystery field’s most memorable detectives.

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What the Critics Say

"This is mystery fiction at its highest, most gripping level." (Chicago Tribune)
"A blistering rendition of the '60s racial wars marks this series as a standout as early as its second entry. You don’t need to be a fan of private-eye novels to admire Smokey: You just need a conscience." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Nelscott does a superb job of using a familiar historical moment to dramatize an intimate human drama, as Smokey and Jimmy struggle to avoid becoming anonymous casualties lost behind the headlines. This series has all the passion and precision of Walter Mosley’s early Easy Rawlins novels, but it is not derivative. In fact, Smokey just may be a more compelling character than the celebrated Easy." (Booklist)

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Smoke Filled Rooms

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I absolutely love this series as it coincides with historical events. The characters are so real. The narrator is not my favorite but the story compensates for this. Can't wait to listen the next book.


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- Cindy

Great Series

The narrator is perfect for this series. The historical accuracy makes the series a riveting read/listen.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios