A Detroit Novel: The Greeks of Beaubien Street: Part murder mystery, part family drama in Detroit, MI
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The Greeks of Beaubien Street: Part murder mystery, part family drama
Saugatuck Township resident Suzanne Jenkins has just released the first
book in her series called The Greeks of Beaubien Street. The book is
part murder mystery, part drama. The main character, Jill Zannos, is a
homicide detective whose family owns a grocery store in Greektown in
Detroit. Jenkins says Jill is always walking a fine line between her
rough, modern job and her old-fashioned family. But Jill soon finds out
that her family has a few secrets that makes her realize they are not
as perfect as they seem.
Jenkins grew up in Greektown and she says a lot of what made her Greek,
in her mind, was the food. She says her family didn't speak Greek or go
to an orthodox church, but they always made Greek food in their home.
In the book, Jenkins mentions many places that Detroit natives and
Saugatuck resident might recognize, like Christo's Roadhouse in
Jenkins other interest in policework helped fuse together this mix of
family drama and a CSI-like mystery. Jenkins also used her knowledge as
a former nurse to fill in the medical details.
She puts a lot of attention into human relationships, especially the
how family members and spouses interact with eachother. Jenkins says
she put a lot of her experiences over the years in the book.
You can find Suzanne Jenkins' books on Amazon.com.