I recently read a book while overseas (where I left the book) about a
Boston PI who has his office in an unused bell tower of the local
Chaolic church. He has a female partner who married the PI's boyhood
friend who is a real jerk and beats her up regularly. They solve a
mystery involving a document stolen by the cleaning woman at the
statehouse that ties the leadership in the Statehouse to a crooked
local mayor of a small town who is really a crime boss.