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My Darling Detective

eBook

"[An] ingeniously plotted novel . . . Norman knows how to weave an enticing and satisfying mystery, one tantalizing 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


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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 28, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780544237087
  • File size: 5107 KB
  • Release date: March 28, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780544237087
  • File size: 5527 KB
  • Release date: March 28, 2017


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Fiction Literature

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English

"[An] ingeniously plotted novel . . . Norman knows how to weave an enticing and satisfying mystery, one tantalizing 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


Expand title description text