The year is 1954 and eight year old Daniel Dorsey learns the intimate meaning of death when his parents are killed in a car crash. Taken in by his colorful, at times mad, and always tender and caring extended family, Daniel learns that even the deepest sorrows and hurt can be healed. Michael Raleigh's In the Castle of the Flynns is about a young boy growing up Irish in a vibrant 1950s Chicago neighborhood.
Once Billy Fox starts looking for trouble, he discovers that in Chicago, trouble's under every footstep. Home from the war, Billy Fox leaves Michigan for Chicago, hoping to find his ex-girlfriend, Rita - now another man's wife. Chicago isn't a town that takes kindly to strangers, and Billy finds himself barely scraping by, working odd jobs and living in squalor among convicts. A chance encounter lands him a job with Harry Strummer, the streetwise owner of the Peerless Detective Agency.
"Another oddball, darn fine read"