Winterlude, A Sterling Carcieri Christmas Mystery
Jeannie's Christmas Eve dinner goes more or less according to plan: Dinner, drinks, a little armchair sleuthing, and a night to remember. Breakfast with Sterling proves to be short-lived, however, when he rushes off to finish a case, and she is left to fend for herself. Fortunately, she won't be alone for long, but she may not enjoy the company, when the whole truth about her family comes out. More
Jeannie Kinneman is a good Judge's daughter with a good job in the city and good prospects. Her only vices are a fondness for good food, good scotch, good wine, and bad men. One particular bad man, actually: Sterling Carcieri, private investigator. When she invites him over for Christmas dinner, she thinks she has a pretty good idea of what she's getting herself into, but she winds up getting more than even she bargained for when she becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to ruin her father's reputation. When the chips fall, she has only her own native detective skills to fall back on. Will it be enough?
This is a short detective story set in a fictional Bartonville, Ontario, Canada in the winter of 1949, featuring characters from the upcoming Sterling Carcieri series.
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