A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collins suspects it's a double murder. Helped by his friend, Father Brennan Burke, and hindered by his femme fatale law partner, Felicia Morgan, Monty explores the dark side of Halifax society: hookers, drug addicts, boozers, gamblers and people desperate to cover up a series of parties that got way out of hand. A threat of blackmail, and turmoil with his estranged wife Maura, have Monty singing the blues, lashing out at his closest friends, and spending far too much time in the bars of Halifax.
©2008 Anne Emery (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I'd say it ranks above average, considering this is the third in this series for me in a short time span.
I enjoyed the setting and the fact that the characters were human with both good traits and flaws too--even Father Burke.
He is a wonderful narrator which definitely adds dimention.
I did get wrapped up in the story.
I'd definitely recommend this series by Anne Emery and suggest beginning with "Sign of the Cross" first.
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