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Series: A David Blaise Mystery #1
Published by Per Bastet on June 25, 2021
Source: a book tour, the author
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Struggling Philadelphia private eye David Blaise gets two routine but unrelated cases on the same day in May 1985 - the day city police firebombed the MOVE house, which killed 11 people and destroyed an entire neighborhood.
When Blaise starts following a cheating husband and searching for a missing person who may not actually be missing, he also discovers his cases may be related, and that he is being followed.
When his tail is murdered, implicating the P-I, Blaise must find the true killer before he is literally buried alive.
An Untidy Affair is a gritty, hard-boiled private eye novel that delivered. The story is set in the mid-1980s in Philadelphia. David Blaise is a PI with his own business and a former prostitute, Mae, as his secretary. Blaise finds himself wrapped up in more than he bargained for when two seemingly unrelated cases start having some common connections. And someone doesn’t want him connecting the dots…
The author has a wonderful writing style that kept me engaged and really brought the setting to life. The characters felt real as well. The suspense, humor, and relationships worked well to balance out the story.
If you’re looking for a suspenseful mystery that keeps you guessing, pick up An Untidy Affair. It’s well worth the read.