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By the conclusion of this fourth novel in the series, Harry will have a keen appreciation for the intricacies of both the New York canal system and the sex life of the tree cricket. < more… >
The third Emmie Reese Mystery short story: When frustrated in her literary efforts, Emmie embarks on a career as a self-published author. < more… >
The second Emmie Reese Mystery short story: Harry and Emmie take on the job of locating a missing shipment of gold on a French ocean liner. < more… >
The first Emmie Reese Mystery short story: Emmie launches a career as a journalist, then learns that her readership includes a man found dead in Lancashire. < more… >
This series depicts the cases of Harry Reese, an insurance investigator of the early 1900s, and his decidedly eccentric wife, Emmie. I began writing the books in 2011 with the objective of blending historically accurate mysteries with a sophisticated humor.
Over time, the lead characters have more or less taken control and the books have become a good deal more farcical. Readers often say that they bring to mind Nick and Nora Charles, though perhaps more the film characterizations by William Powell and Myrna Loy than the Hammett originals. And the writing has been most flatteringly compared to that of P.G. Wodehouse, and least flatteringly to—well, no time for that….
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