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My Darling Detective Audiobook

My Darling Detective

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Jacob Rigolet - a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector - looks up from his seat at an auction to see his mother, the former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library, 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. What's more, Jacob's police detective fiancée, Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the ensuing interrogation.

In My Darling Detective, Howard Norman 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 Halifax police officer suspected but never convicted of murdering two Jewish residents during the shocking upswing of anti-Semitism in 1945. The denouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery - the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax Free Library - is Norman at his provocative, uncannily moving best.

©2017 Howard Norman (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Finkinpink SE England 27/05/2017
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    Could not get into this at all and gave up. I think that the narators voice had a lot to do with this. maybe it was the accent.

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  • Garry
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    04/05/17
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    "Delightful"

    This book is an example of why I used to read a book a week and now listen to 2 or more. Delightful.

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  • Jim McBride
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    28/04/17
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    Loved the book but was disappointed in lack of specificity regarding the death of former detective Emil.

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  • RAMON
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    26/04/17
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    "Not That Interesting and a shaggy dog story"

    A strange story that I lost interest in. Its not really a mystery. I read it because of a positive review. The beginning was interesting but there are a lot of dead ends in the story. Perhaps the author has potential but this book fails to meet it. The narrator's attempts to speak for female characters did not work and the whole story was low energy.

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