Nick Williams and Carter Jones are a pair of private investigators in the mid-1950s. And they're husbands. Each book in the series focuses on a stand-alone mystery, but the revolving (and ever-growing) cast of characters recurs to ensure Nick and Carter are safe and that the evildoers get what’s coming to them.
This time out, the guys are in Hollywood, where a friend has been accused of a crime nobody believes he committed. That murder mystery serves to drive the story, but it isn’t the reason you’ll enjoy this entry into Mr. Butterfield’s reliably fun series. With cameos from several big name stars of 1955 and a soundtrack of popular tunes, Nick, Carter and the gang at Consolidated Security maneuver their way through a charity ball, a murder, several unhelpful and unfriendly law enforcement officers, and a surprising family development.
To avoid spoilers, I’ll just say this: buy the book. It’s a quick read, and there are many memorable and moving scenes. I'm looking forward to book 15!
- Paperback: 508 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (12 September 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1976261872
- ISBN-13: 978-1976261879
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.2 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 640 g
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