When two young aspiring detectives stumble onto a murder, it opens hidden secrets to the owner of Albemarle's Department Store and his wife. Not only do they find the horrific secrets, but solve the case before the police! Find out more in this exciting book of deceit and murder!
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Although The Albemarle Affair wasn't the first book I had published, it came to me first and I actually wrote the novel once. After a number of rejections, I became so discouraged that I swore off writing and tossed the manuscript into the garbage.A few years later, after trying again and finally becoming a published author, The Albemarle Affair came back to haunt me, and remaining so fresh in my mind, I was able to write it all over again and this time my publisher (Cambridge Books) liked it and it's still one of my favorite books. Maybe I'm particularly fond of it because Private Detective Parker Hall is always just a bit out of step with the rest of the world, as in real life I am, and his companion, Keely Foster with her more practical view of the world, helps keep Parker on track, as does my lovely wife, Irma.I also like being able to focus on the very wealthy and their ability to slip past many of the rules we normal humans have to abide by. As a former investigator, I've seen many cases of abduction, probable murder and rape slide by without leaving more than a momentary stain on very wealthy people who can afford legal expertise that often makes the prosecution look amateurish. Pity.From the Back Cover:
When Corky Middleton thinks she may have found her birth mother, she hires Foster & Hall to investigate. Wow, does she open a can of worms!Instead of finding Corky's mother, the shamuses trip over a corpse, and that's just the humble beginning of an escalating case that climbs to the top of society in this twisted tale.Can Foster & Hall Investigations go back eighteen years to unravel this tangled web of deception and bring a murder to justice?"Fun characters who pull the reader into the story...two young people, Keely Foster and Parker Hall, try to make their way as private detectives. They shortly have not one, but two clients. One is an investment firm wanting to know why it's losing money in a restaurant and the other is a girl who thinks some strange woman may be watching her and she wants to know why."I'm pleased to recommend the Albemarle Affair to any mystery fan. Talented amateurs Keely and Parker will make you want to read their other stories."-- Anne K. Edwards, author of shadows over Paradise.
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