It's July 1936, and Charlotte Frayne is the junior associate in a two-person private investigation firm, owned by T. Gilmore. An anti-Semitic hate letter is delivered to Gilmore, and 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. The two events, although seemingly completely unrelated, come together in this wonderful novel that brings to life characters who are as real to the reader as those of the Murdoch series.
About the Author
Maureen Jennings was born in the UK and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is best known for her Murdoch Mysteries series, which was adapted to film and television. She was awarded the Grant Allen award for contribution to her genre in 2011, and has been nominated eight times for awards from the Crime Writers of Canada. Learn more at maureenjennings.com.