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Jitterbug (Detroit Crime Series #6) - Loren D. Estleman Detroit, as prime representative of "the Arsenal of Democracy" in the late spring of 1943, is moving at a fevered pitch in meeting the needs of the war effort. Crime doesn't take a holiday, however, as the local police force, with limited resources, is on a trail of a schizophrenic serial killer masquerading in a U.S. Army Air Forces uniform. At the same time, racial tensions are simmering just below the surface.

Estleman, as in his previous "Detroit Crime Mystery Series" novels, provides a variety of rich, well-defined characters who give the reader a palpable sense of what Detroit was like during the Second World War. The city offers itself here as both stage and narrative.