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Monthly Book Discussion - My Darling Detective by Howard Norman

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Mulberry Street Library

10 Jersey Street

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Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a book discussion of My Darling Detective by Howard Norman.

Book Summary - from Janet Maslin of the New York Times

A witty, engrossing homage to noir from National Book Award finalist Howard Norman.

Jacob Rigolet, a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction—his mother, former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library, is 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 fiancée, Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the ensuing interrogation. In My Darling Detective, Howard Norman delivers adelivers 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.

** Please note: this is a monthly book discussion group, not an author event **

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