Up to Noir Good by Jan Fields (Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library, Book #11)
Up to Noir Good by Jan Fields -- Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library, Book 11
A heat wave grips Cape Cod, but the attendees of the So Noir literary retreat don't allow the hot weather to dampen their enthusiasm. They roam the halls of Castleton Manor in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, wearing trench coats and fedoras, just like their favorite fictional private eyes.
Librarian Faith Newberry gets herself in a jam when she agrees to deliver a lecture about the detective code. It's not exactly duck soup to grab the audience's attention, but Watson, her devoted feline companion, listens attentively. He realizes that he's the quintessential hard-boiled detective because he's smart and tough and always saving hapless humans.
When Oscar North, chef and local restaurant owner, falls from the balcony and dies, Watson gets his first case. Oscar's death is rumored to be a homicide, and chaos breaks out at Castleton. The joint's lousy with wannabe gumshoes, and they launch their own investigation into who bumped off the chef. Meanwhile, Oscar's widow knocks Faith for a loop by begging her to find her husband's killer.
As Watson sniffs out clues, Faith presses the suspects for information. But they clam up, and it's difficult to discern who's on the square. Then Faith becomes a target, and it's noir or never to solve this case. Will the two sleuths drop a dime on the crook before the murderer can scram?
Annie's, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2018
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