It is April, 1929. Soon after the adventure and tragedy of Manhattan Blues, Cyrus Skeen is asked by Erno Janus, the brother of Miklos Janus, an internationally known commercial artist with Guinevere Publicity in San Francisco, to investigate the death of his brother during a hit-and-run accident outside of Skeen's office building. Some curious anomalies about the accident pique Skeen's interest, as well as that of Mickey Kane, intrepid reporter for the San Francisco Observer-World, who suspects murder. Erno Janus also suspects it. Trouble was brewing within the advertising agency, Skeen's client says, and it might have something to do with Brenda Foley, a femme fatale and the late Mr. Janus's principal model for his award-winning women's fashion ads. In the meantime, Dilys, Skeen's artist wife, is about to hire the irrepressible and uninhibited Valda Redfern as her chief model for her risque portraits of the famous women of history, and who appears in subsequent novels about the uninhibited detective, Cyrus Skeen. Edward Cline is the author of two detective series and one suspense series, in addition to a ten-title collection of his political and cultural columns. The Janus Affair is the fifteenth in his series featuring Cyrus Skeen, a private detective in 1920's and 1930's San Francisco.
Used availability for Edward Cline's The Janus Affair
February 2016 : Paperback
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