The Fairfax incident. #2 / Terrence McCauley.
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|Crookston Public Library||MCC (Text)||33500012739835||New||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781947993051
- ISBN: 1947993054
- Physical Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Polis Books, LLC, 2018.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Manhattan, 1933. Charlie Doherty may have been kicked off the force after The Grand Central Massacre, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, his private detective business is booming. Catering to the city's wealthy elite, Doherty is making a good living chasing down wayward spouses and runaway socialites when the case of a lifetime lands in his lap. Mrs. Fairfax, a wealthy widow, hires Doherty to prove her husband's suicide wasn't actually a suicide. It was murder. At his benefactor's urging, Doherty takes the case. He quickly finds out there is more to the Fairfax incident than a simple suicide. In an investigation that quickly involves global implications, Doherty finds himself against not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but against the most evil men in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
It begins as a locked-room mystery. Sort of. A rich old guy locks himself in his office and is later found with his brains blown out. Suicide, everyone agrees, including private eye Charlie Doherty. But the old guy's widow won't have it. Suicide is something people like us just don't do, she says, and she hires Charlie to prove murder. Charlie sees his job as convincing her the official version is right. But, as he goes through the motions, odd things emerge. Why was a phone call not in the police report? An interview with a staffer left out? The key is the year. It's 1933, the Depression is crushing the country, and "no-one was making dreams like they used to any more." A different dream is being dreamed in Germany, by "committed lunatics who think they have God on their side." Charlie doesn't close the case until he's gone up against a group of heavily armed German Americans and found the link to the old man's death. The author has merged a classic detective story with a full-on actioner, and it works beautifully. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Terrence McCauley is the award-winning author of three James Hicks thrillers: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, A MURDER OF CROWS, and A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS, as well as the historical crime thrillers PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN (all available from Polis Books. He is also the author of the World War I novella THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD, the proceeds of which go directly to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. His story "El Cambalache" was nominated for the Thriller Award by International Thriller Writers. Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association. A proud native of The Bronx, NY, he is currently writing his next work of fiction. Please visit his website at terrencemccauley.com or follow him at @terrencepmccauley.
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