Children of Chicago (Paperback)

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Children of Chicago (Paperback)

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A gripping, modern-day spin on the Pied Piper fairy tale, as well as a gritty love letter to the underworld of Chicago from acclaimed Bram Stoker nominee Cynthia Pelayo.

Reminiscent of the Bloody Mary urban legend, the Pied Piper's story can be tracked back to the deaths of children for centuries and across the world--call to him for help with your problems, but beware when he comes back asking for payment.

Chicago detective Lauren Medina's latest call brings her to investigate a brutally murdered teenager in Humboldt Park--a crime eerily similar to the murder of her sister decades before. Unlike her straight-laced partner, she recognizes the crime, and the new graffiti popping up all over the city, for what it really means: the Pied Piper has returned.

When more children are found dead, Lauren is certain her suspicion is correct. Still reeling from the recent death of her father, she knows she must find out who has summoned him again, and why, before more people die. Lauren's torn between protecting the city she has sworn to keep safe, and keeping a promise she made long ago with her sister's murderer. She may have to ruin her life by exposing her secrets and lies to stop the Pied Piper before he collects.

Cynthia "Cina" Pelayo is an two-time Bram Stoker Award and Elgin Award nominated poet and author. She is the author of Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing, Poems of My Night, and Into The Forest And All The Way Through. She is a Doctoral Candidate in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Cina was raised in inner city Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children. Find her online at www.cinapelayo.com and on Twitter @cinapelayo.

Product Details ISBN: 9781951709709
ISBN-10: 1951709705
Publisher: Agora Books
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Pages: 303
Language: English