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Delicious Little Traitor begins quietly in December 1953 when private investigator Varian Pike looks into the disappearance of a war buddy's niece and finds himself in the middle of a secret war between federal agencies. How a bright young college student became the target of a leading anti-communist politician is only one of the challenging and dangerous questions that take Varian up and down the Eastern Seaboard and deep into the past in search of answers. Along the way almost everyone he meets has some kind of score to settle and secret to hide. It's a journey that will leave deep scars. "This is so engaging--the Northeast winter landscape, the brilliant dialog, the jazz track. Good stuff." --Bobbie Ann Mason, author of In Country and The Girl in the Blue Beret
About the Author
Jack DeWitt is a poet, a chronicler of car culture and a novelist. He has written three Varian Pike mysteries: Delicious Little Traitor, Beat Bop and Hoochie Coochie Man all published by Cold Chair Books. Delicious Little Traitor was originally published by Black Opal Books in 2015. DeWitt has also written extensively about automobilia, particularly hot rods for the American Poetry Review and in book form (Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Kulture). Almost Grown, the latest of his four books of poems, published by Paper Kite Press, is about growing up in Stamford, CT. He has a PhD in English from the University of Connecticut. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA where he taught for four decades. He now lives on Cape Cod.