Fascinating Rhythm

Healcroft House, Publishers
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 In December, 1924, there were plenty of people who wanted to see Frank Selby dead. He was a cad when it came to women. His illegal trade in booze could have made him the target of mobsters.. But it was his laziness that made Kathy Briscow the main suspect in his murder. Kathy, an ambitious secretary at Healcroft House, Publishers, was doing Selby's work for him, including editing The Old Money Story, by dilettante millionaire Freddie Little.Freddie had good reason to believe that Kathy was innocent. But getting the police to look at Frank's wealthy cousin Percy was  going to be all but impossible. And there were other suspects, such as Frank Selby's former secretary,  who had been fired without cause,  not to mention competing rum runners, or even Mr. Healcroft, the head of the publishing house. So Freddie and Kathy join forces to dig up the evidence  by combing the streets and speakeasies of New York City, only to become targets, themselves, for a killer with an obsession
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About the author

Anne Louise Bannon has made not one, but two careers out of her passion for storytelling. Both a novelist and a journalist, she has an insatiable curiosity. In addition to her mystery novels, she has written a nonfiction book about poisons, freelanced for such diverse publications as the Los Angeles Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Backstage West, and edits the wine blog OddBallGrape.com. On the fiction side, she writes a romantic serial, a spy series, and her Kathy and Freddy 1920s mystery series. Her most recent title is Death of the Zanjero, set in Los Angeles, 1870. She and her husband live in Southern California with an assortment of critters.

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Publisher
Healcroft House, Publishers
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Published on
Mar 18, 2015
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9780990992349
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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