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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steve Monroe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1965 in Nebraska

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Illinois Connection

Steve Monroe moved to Chicago in 1992.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his writing, boxing hobby, and prolific charity work, Steve is also a commercial real estate broker.

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Titles At Your Library

'57, Chicago
ISBN: 0786867302

Miramax Books. 2001

Bobby the Lip, a scheming down-on-his-luck sports promoter, intends to score big by setting upand fixinga bout between Tomcat Gordon, the reigning champion, and Junior, a black contender. But everyone wants a piece of the action and The Lip soon finds himself having to outsmart a complicated web of crooks, bookies, detectives, and mob goons. To make matters worse, Chicago is rooting for Junior. Big bets knock the odds in the air as both the police and the mob begin to close in on The Lip, smelling the fix and a profit. And just before the big night, a couple of dead bodies and a secret from Juniors past turn up, threatening to upset the big plan.

'46, Chicago
ISBN: 0786867310

Miramax Books. 2002

Chicago cop Gus Carson was bad, crooked, and dangerous before he went to war. But, having survived a Japanese submarine attack in the Pacic, he returns a changed man. So it is plain lousy luck that hes with a pretty hooker in a brothel when a gunman murders two people there. Old habits die hard, and Carson takes the gunman down, saving the state of Illinois the cost of a trial...and gets suspended from the police department for his good deed. Now, with few prospects and no cash, Carson accepts a job that smells shy from jump street: an aspiring politician hires him to nd a kidnapped black racketeer. The hunt will send Carson on a dangerous ride through the city, where his life soon isnt worth the price of a beer. And for those who dont remember the 1940s, thats ve cents. A page-turning noir detective story, 46, Chicago proves Monroe to be a new master of the genre.

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