Lost Among the Angels by Alice Duncan
Approx. 79,200 words.
Published on August 18, 2009.
When Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt gets a job with Ernest Templeton, P.I., she's ecstatic. Ernie, jaded ex-cop, is incredulous.
Throw in a stray child, blackmail, murder, a poodle, a stalker, Mercy's imagination and Ernie's protective streak. Add a speakeasy, Chinatown, and some vicious criminals, they're in for a drama that will put the flickers to shame--if they survive to tell the story.