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My Darling Detective - Reprint by Howard Norman (Paperback)

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“[An] ingeniously plotted novel . . . Norman knows how to weave an enticing and satisfying mystery, one ****** thread at a time.” — New York Times Book Review
 
A witty, engrossing homage to noir, from National Book Award finalist Howard Norman

Jacob Rigolet, 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 ink at master photographer Robert Capa’s Death on a Leipzig Balcony. Jacob’s police detective fiancée is assigned to the ensuing interrogation.
                  My Darling Detective 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 police officer suspected of murdering two Jewish residents during an 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 library in a three decades—is Howard Norman at his uncannily moving best.
 
“Norman works with an offhand ease and grace . . . Whimsy is balanced by moments of powerfully evoked realism.” — Washington Post
 
“An unconventional, lively literary mystery.” — Kirkus Reviews
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 245.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Howard Norman
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2018
TCIN: 53506066
UPC: 9781328916273
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-7154

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