#1 in the Marshall "Mars" Bahr mystery series set in Minneapolis. When a high school senior from the wealthy suburb of Edina is found murdered in an unlikely area of Minneapolis, Mars looks desperately for suspects, but none are forthcoming. Several months later, new clues come to light and the investigation takes off once again. I enjoyed this first entry in the series, getting to know Mars and the supporting cast of characters. Erickson paints a vivid picture of Minneapolis and from what I can tell--I'm not a native of the city but I do live in the 'burbs now--fairly accurate, too. There were a few little bits and bobs here and there that grated on my nerves, and I did figure out the bad guy well ahead of time, but still enjoyed it and will read more.