Heat Wave

Heat Wave

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"July 1936 and Toronto is under a record-breaking heat wave. Charlotte Frayne is the junior associate in a two-person private investigation firm, owned by T. Gilmore. Two events set the book's plot in motion: an anti-Semitic hate letter is delivered to Gilmore, who up to now has not acknowledged his religion, and Hilliard Taylor, a veteran of the First World War requests the firm's assistance in uncovering what he believes is systematic embezzlement of the Paradise Café, which he owns and operates with three other men, all of whom were prisoners of war."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Cormorant Books, 2019
Canada :, Cormorant Books,, 2019
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781770865426
Branch Call Number: MYS Jenn
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm
1 volume (unpaged)


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Jun 09, 2019

This is part one of a new mystery/private investigator series, set in Toronto in the mid-1930's interwar period. It's somewhat of a spin-off of the author's Murdoch Mystery series, which I have not read. I found the central character, Charlotte Frayne, very likeable and believable. I don't consider this to be a work of art, but it does have its moments, especially as the story evolves. I am looking forward to reading more Paradise Café mysteries. (P.S. The author must be a dynamic person, to begin a new mystery series at the age of 80. :) I wish her well, and I hope this series -- and Charlotte -- will thrive.)

debwalker Mar 10, 2019

Toronto. 1936. No AC! Murdoch's son on the case.

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