January 1953, the peaceful resort town of Palm Beach.A Fritz de Graat is killed driving his Allard.A The wrecked car is towed to Aaron Furman's, (Palm Beach's only Jewish auto mechanic).A Examining the car Furman suspects the wreck was no accident. Furman tells Basil Simms (the 'Hesitant Detective'), a young professional photographer, his suspicions.A Basil doesn't want to get involved.A But then things begin to happen.A Basil continues to vacillate between doing anything or staying out of it, but keeps getting in deeper, spurred on by events, curiosity and conscience.A When someone tries to kill him he finally talks to a police detective, thinking to be done with it. Furman explains the meaning of 'For whom the bell tolls'.A They decide do some 'detecting'.A Basil tries to flush answers from Fritz's, handsome and apparently nymphomaniac stepmother.A Narrowly avoiding seduction He solves the mystery, with a good 'photographer's eye', combat training and chutzpah. Wanless describes the book as a 'Lite' murder mystery, an entertainment.A The book is peopled with lively funny people and nice surprises.
  • ISBN13: 9781418453039
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Pubilcation Year: 2005
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00292
Publication DateAugust 19, 2005
Primary CategoryFiction/Mystery & Detective - General

The Hesitant Detective

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