Nils Shapiro, a Minnesota police officer laid-off from the job becomes a Private Investigator. The town of Edina asks Shap to help with an unusual homicide. The victim, was found on her bed covered with debris from vacuum cleaner bags, many bags.
Working with a former colleague the investigation points toward a childhood acquaintance. A bully and blowhard that is the brother of a friend. Also the victim’s cell phone records reveal numerous phone calls to a medical student. No one knows anything about that relationship.
Then the FBI, appear. Give up on your suspect they say. It’s interfering with an ongoing operation they say. You’re putting our informant at risk they say. None of this will slow Shap down.
~ June Lorraine
Another book with a fairly sane PI: David Achord’s Wildcat