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Hyde Park Whodunit

K.B. Jensen’s Painting with Fire

K.B. Jensen’s self-published first novel, Painting with Fire, is something of a murder mystery, but unlike most murder mysteries, it doesn’t boil over right away—it simmers slowly until the last several chapters. It reads as a thought-provoking character study of neighbors in an apartment building who are dealing with issues familiar to many Chicagoans: unemployment, broken school systems, racism, deficient law enforcement, and violence. Continue reading