My Darling Detective

  • by Howard Norman
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Garry

Emil

Loved the book but was disappointed in lack of specificity regarding the death of former detective Emil.
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- Jim McBride

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.