My Darling Detective by Howard NormanMy Darling Detective by Howard Norman

My Darling Detective

byHoward Norman

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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Jacob Rigolet, a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector,&nbsplooks up from his seat at an auction-his mother, former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library,&nbspis walking almost casually up the aisle. Before a stunned audience, she flings an open jar of black ink at master photographer Robert Capa's "Death on a Leipzig Balcony." Jacob's police detective&nbspfiancée, Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the ensuing interrogation. In&nbsp My Darling Detective , Howard Norman delivers&nbspan engaging&nbsphomage to noir, as&nbspJacob's understanding of the man he has&nbspalways assumed to be his father unravels against the darker truth of Robert Emil, a Halifax police officer suspected but never convicted of murdering two Jewish residents during the shocking upswing of anti-Semitism in 1945.&nbspThe&nbspdenouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery-it's the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax Free Library in a span of three decades-is Howard Norman at his "provocative . . . haunting"* and uncannily moving&nbspbest.&nbsp *Janet&nbspMaslin,&nbsp New York Times
HOWARD NORMAN is a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction and a two-time National Book Award nominee. He is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, What Is Left the Daughter, and Next Life Might Be Kinder. He divides his time between East Calais, Vermont, and Washington, DC.
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Title:My Darling DetectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544236106

ISBN - 13:9780544236103

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