A Birdie Kelley Mystery
by Robert L. Joswick
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Pub Date 23 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2022
Birdie Kelley, a former stage actress, has hit bottom and struggles to overcome severe injuries and find love. A prominent Broadway producer calls. Instead of a stage roll, he offers her a case. His daughter had been savagely killed. She and her new PI license hit the streets of Manhattan running, breaking laws and making enemies. Revenge motivates her to show up a former lover and NYC detective.
She discovers the killing was a result of a mistaken identity. The axe killer, a psychotic NYC Transit cop experimenting in spiritual meditation, mistook the victim for his ex-girlfriend. Complications occur which prevent her from arresting the transit cop. A crooked homicide detective has a conflicting interest. He's recruited the transit cop for another case involving a newly formed Russian mob. Conflict escalates after Birdie plants evidence on her suspect and in turn, the unstable transit cop sets a trap for her.
The final curtain drops with the transit cop receiving a visit by an archangel of death.
A Note From the Publisher
Average rating from 2 members
crime-fiction, mysteries, women-sleuths, law-enforcement, ex-Pinkerton, ex-actress, murder, murder-investigation, psychological, thriller, private-investigators, historical-novel, historical-research, mistaken-identity, historical-figures, obsession, madness, competition, relationship-issues, relationships, 1957, NYC, ****
The reader gets to know everything the killer thinks right from the beginning. Next mind invasion is into that of Birdie Kelley. Thus, the reader knows the answers to all of Birdie's questions about the killer. She is a former Pinkerton with prior history with one of the Homicide Detectives as well as having been an actress until a stage accident nearly ended her ability to walk. And now there's the addition of the Russian Mob! Very interesting plot and characters.
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