The Man Who Knew Brecht by John C. Boland

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Publishers Weekly: "A mix of old-line Commies, red-diaper babies and more recent Russian emigres. . . . Engaging." Tamar Gillespie, a young artist married to a disabled policeman, cares nothing for the political passions that roiled her small Connecticut community fifty years ago. But when the community board agrees to host a family of Jewish refugees from the new Russia, Tamar finds that idealism can hide darker truths. Are these truths better left buried, even if they conceal a murder? For Tamar, who has plunged into an extramarital affair, the answer as to what should remain hidden is far from clear. Booklist: "Historical-mystery readers who enjoy political debates will find much to appreciate here."

About John C. Boland

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John C. Boland's novels, beginning with 1991's Easy Money (a "sparkling first novel"--Publishers Weekly) have been praised for their deft blending of mystery and character. He is the author of about a dozen books under his own name and others, including 2011's Hominid, which Publishers Weekly's starred review labeled a "superior science thriller." His short fiction, which has appeared in national magazines since 1976, has drawn nominations for Edgar and Shamus awards and for an International Thriller Writers award in 2009.
Published January 28, 2013 by Perfect Crime Books. 200 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Richard Welles works for the Baltimore investment firm founded by his autocratic father, who, if his waning influence remains resolute, will leave it all to Richard's wastrel older brother.

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When the chairman of the community board, free-thinking former New York City shop teacher Ike Shapira, receives a fatal blow to the neck, the residents of Lake Rehoboth put on their sleuthing caps, notably board member Tamar Gillespie but also obstreperous Orthodox Jew Harry Abramovitz and retire...

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