The Widow Ginger by Pip Granger

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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.

About Pip Granger

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Pip Granger's early childhood was spent in the back seat of her father's light aircraft smuggling brandy, tobacco, and books across the English Channel into 1950s Soho, where she lived above a caf. She traveled in Europe and Asia in the 60s and 70s and taught children with special educational needs in the East End of London, before settling down in England.
Published January 1, 2003 by Poisoned Pen Press,. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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An old wartime crony of Uncle Bert's, an ex-GI known as the Widow Ginger, is nosing around in menacing fashion, and Uncle Bert is now at odds with longtime pal Maltese Joe.

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