Jean Heller knows newspapers and she knows Chicago. It’s no wonder that her fictional female columnist Deuce Mora rings true. The tenacious reporter sinks her teeth into a grisly half-century old crime with the odds stacked against her and the body-count mounting. Like Jack Nicholson’s character in Chinatown¸ Deuce sticks her nose in other people’s business and finds dead-ends and danger at every turn. Part journalism procedural, part character study, THE SOMEDAY FILE is a humdinger of a mystery, the first of a welcome new series.