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My Darling Detective

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My Darling Detective

by Howard Norman

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0544236106
ISBN 13
9780544236103
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2017. Hardcover. First Edition / Full number line. Very Good book in a Fine jacket. Gift inscription on front free endpage, otherwise Fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 245 pages.

Jacob Rigolet, a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction--his mother, former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library, is walking almost casually up the aisle. Before a stunned audience, she flings an open jar of black ink at master photographer Robert Capa's "Death on a Leipzig Balcony." Jacob's police detective fiancée, Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the ensuing interrogation. In My Darling Detective, Howard Norman delivers a fond nod to classic noir, as Jacob's understanding of the man he has always assumed to be his father unravels against the darker truth of Robert Emil, a Halifax police officer suspected but never convicted of murdering two Jewish residents during the shocking upswing of anti-Semitism in 1945. The denouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery--it's the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax Free Library in a span of three decades--is Howard Norman at his provocative, haunting, and uncannily moving best.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
RWARE0000000936
Title
My Darling Detective
Author
Howard Norman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0544236106
ISBN 13
9780544236103
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
March 2017
Pages
245
Size
8vo
Keywords
fiction, crime, dectective, murder, noir, suspense, thriller, Halifax, Canada
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Mystery, Suspense, Detective, Crime; Canada;
Size
8vo
Lccn
2016046954

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