"I'm standing in front of the pale gray brushed-steel casket with rose-colored silk lining and pillow upon which Goldie Hanrahan's head is laying, when for no reason I can explain I'm thinking about the old one where the killer returns to see his victim off, and I'm looking around the room..at the party bosses, ward heelers, warlords and political movers and shakers of Chicago. Who'd want to put Goldie away? She was a woman who'd been a power in this city. A woman who'd been catnip to the men when she was a girl and even after. A woman who maybe had a secret that somebody wanted kept secret. Somebody right here in this room."
-from the dust jacket
Original title: The Gift Horse's Mouth
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives