Flesh And Blood

Flesh And Blood

eBook - 2011
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Now living in New York, ex-cop Frank Clemons investigates a brutal slashing The sleek high-rises of Park Avenue make Frank Clemons uneasy. The former Atlanta homicide detective came to New York after a sickening murder case soured him on the South, but despite the glitz of his new surroundings and the beauty of the woman he shares them with, the city makes his skin crawl. Now a private eye, he is only at ease in the city's darker corners, among the whores, gamblers, and pimps who call Eighth Avenue home. That affinity for the isolated is what draws him to Hannah Karlsberg, an elderly seamstress who deserved a better death than she got. Hannah's employer asks Clemons to find the victim's next of kin, so the police can release the body for burial. As he learns about the dead woman's past, which stretches back to the Lower East Side of the 1930s, Clemons becomes obsessed with unearthing the decades-old secret that led to her death.
Publisher: [United States] : No Publisher : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781453228043
1453228047
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Jun 04, 2013

Atlanta cop Frank Clemons has moved to New York City and become a private detective. His lady love, Karen, an art dealer, has introduced Frank to the world of haute couture, and especially the designer Imalia Cavallo. One of Imalia's assistants, Hannah Karlsberg, is murdered and Frank is hired to find her next of kin in order to get Hannah's body released from the morgue so that she can have a decent burial. In the process Frank learns much about the garment industry and union activism in the 1930s.

As usual, there is somewhat of a surprise ending, however, this one is a bit more predictable.

I really like Cook's writing, and this novel takes off quicker than others. I found the middle chapters especially intriguing.

Be sure to read the Clemons series in order. Start with Sacrificial Ground. (which OPL does not own).

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