My name is Richard Reeder and I am a literary enthusiast living in Skokie, Illinois. In December, 2010, I created the popular “Chicago Jewish Authors Literary Series” that meets at the iconic Max and Benny’s Restaurant and Deli in Northbrook, Illinois. I am an instructor in Humanities at the Emeritus program at Oakton Community College. I am a regular reviewer in the Noir Journal blog. I review books frequently on my blog, especially those with Chicago content, noir genre, and those which are nominated for the Booker Prize. My book, Chicago Sketches, was recently published.