It is 1954 and all is quiet at the Soho cafe where Rosie lives with her beloved Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert—that is until the Widow Ginger pays a call.
As Roger Bannister sprints into the record books by running the first four minute mile, The Widow Ginger, an ex-GI with ice-cold eyes, is planning to finish some unfinished business with his wartime partners, Uncle Bert and Maltese Joe. The ‘liberation’ of lorry-loads of U.S. Army stores on to London’s hungry black market had kept all three men in clover until the Widow found his career cut short by a spell in a military prison. Now he is back, looking for his share of the profits and a little vengeance.
Meanwhile, lovely local Romeo Luigi has troubles of his own in the form of a beautiful redhead who is proving unusually hard to get. And that isn’t all: Uncle Bert falls out with Maltese Joe—never a healthy option—and, really terrifying, Rosie’s best friend Jenny has started to pass out cold at school...
The Widow Ginger follows further adventures in the characters introduced in Pip Granger’s enchanting hit, Agatha Award nominated Not All Tarts are Apple.
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Published January 1, 2003
by Poisoned Pen Press,.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History.