One of our recommended books is Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht

VERA KELLY IS NOT A MYSTERY


When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape. Before it’s over, she’ll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what’s right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar.

In this exciting second installment of the Vera Kelly series,

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When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape. Before it’s over, she’ll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what’s right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar.

In this exciting second installment of the Vera Kelly series, Rosalie Knecht challenges and deepens the Vera we love: a woman of sparkling wit, deep moral fiber, and martini-dry humor who knows how to follow a case even as she struggles to follow her heart.

The “splendid genre-pushing” (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine travels from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator.

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  • Tin House
  • Paperback
  • June 2020
  • 264 Pages
  • 9781947793798

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About Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie Knecht is the author of Very Kelly Is Not a MysteryRosalie Knecht is the author of Who Is Vera Kelly? and Relief Map. She is the translator of César Aira’s The Seamstress and the Wind (New Directions) and a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow. She resides in New York City.

Praise

“Snappy, gritty, and engaging.” them.

“Knecht’s stylish mystery is impossible to put down and just begging for a third instalment.” Bookpage

“Readers will be thrilled by Vera Kelly’s return. A worthy and welcome continuation of a subversive series.” Kirkus

“Knecht’s writing is evocative and spare, stylish and brooding, making this mystery series compulsively readable and offering a refreshing spin on atmospheric noir with a compelling queer historical frame.” Booklist

Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery is an intricate mystery featuring love, corruption, and a charming and capable heroine.” Foreword Review, starred review

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery reintroduces us to Vera, one of the most compelling and complex characters in modern fiction . . . will keep you guessing until the very end.” —Lauren Wilkinson, American Spy