The Fifth Floor, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Michael Kelly agrees to track the movements of an abusive husband, little does he know he is about to become embroiled in a murder investigation and a plot to re-write history.

What Kelly thinks is a routine domestic case soon turns sour when he finds a body in an old house.

As links with the City Hall's notorious fifth floor and Chicago's longest standing mystery start to emerge, it turns out the history books may not be quite what they seem.

Plunged into a world of corruption and startling intrigue Kelly struggles to unearth the truth before an unknown enemy can frame him for the murder.

Michael Harvey's tough-talking ex-cop turned PI returns in this urgent, stylish, ferociously absorbing follow up to his masterful debut, The Chicago Way.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408819685



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Old-fashioned PI mystery set in modern day Chicago. This is a well-written and ultimately satisfying read with well rounded characters and a plot that, whilst initially inconsequential sucks you into the depths into which it plummets. I couldn't help feeling like this was actually set in the forties or fifties and it was the occasional node to modern society that brought me back to the present. As such it is an affectionate nod to Chandler, MacDonald and probably more closely "Chinatown" - notably with its political subtext and multi-layered plot.

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