Fire on the Runway by Mel Bradshaw
A Paul Shenstone Mystery

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Bradshaw's latest mystery is set eight years after the Armistice of the First World War in Toronto...Strengthened by a strong cast of characters complete with bumbling fools, fascist sympathizers and communist agents, this book is a perfectly delightful and well-executed romp.
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From one grenade exploding in 1920s Toronto to the seeds of a new war in Europe …

As Torontonians move to the beat of the Jazz Age, war is the furthest thing from their minds. Then a fatal grenade explosion outside a west end hotel room breaks the rhythm. The room’s registered occupant, a mysterious European woman calling herself Lucy, disappears before she can shed any light on the incident.

Police detective Paul Shenstone believes someone is trying to assassinate Lucy. Once he has found her, he will learn the reason: she has uncovered dangerous secrets that threaten world peace. Shenstone must protect Lucy and pursue her attackers. At the same time, his own experience as an infantry officer in Flanders compels him to go beyond his police function. He feels he must help Lucy get her message to the corridors of power, so that a new war may be prevented.

 

About Mel Bradshaw

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Mel Bradshaw studied English and philosophy at the University of Toronto and continued at Oxford. His first novel, Death in the Age of Steam, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel. He lives in Toronto.
 
Published May 19, 2013 by Dundurn. 272 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Bradshaw's latest mystery is set eight years after the Armistice of the First World War in Toronto...Strengthened by a strong cast of characters complete with bumbling fools, fascist sympathizers and communist agents, this book is a perfectly delightful and well-executed romp.

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