Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Blind Pig

A Detective Sergeant Mulheisen Mystery

by Jon A. Jackson

“Jackson always gets it right.” –The New York Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 240
  • Publication Date August 15, 2000
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3706-7
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $11.00

About The Book

The Blind Pig opens as a cop kills an armed intruder and two hit men shoot a jukebox. It would seem an open-and-shut case, but the deceased turns out to have been a hit man for the mob, and Mul find himself smack in the middle of a gun-running plot. A ‘delicious kumquat” of a woman is using her own brand of ammo on Mulheisen in the after-hours of Detroit jazz. Mulheisen knows the shootings revolve around a young man who’d struck it rich in trucking—and then everything explodes when someone pulls off a million-dollar heist. The take? Sleek, beautiful guns—enough to start a war.


“Few color the police procedural with bluesy riffs–or make it jump–the way Jackson does.” –Detroit News

“He has been called the best kept secret in hard-boiled crime fiction. Others have labeled him as one of America’s best contemporary crime novelists. The comparisons run deep, from Elmore Leonard right through to Charles Willeford. For years, Jon A. Jackson has masterfully chronicled the dark underbelly of Detroit’s crime scene with his precision plots, deft dialogue and silky prose. The comparisons have been gratifying. But ever since Leonard flew to the steamy shores of Los Angeles and West Palm Beach, Jackson has taken over the Motown turf.” –Louis Cristantiello, Mystery Scene

“Jackson always gets it right.” –The New York Times

“Jon A. Jackson’s The Blind Pig is without a doubt one of the finest detective novels ever written–smart, funny and completely convincing.” –James Crumley