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Manhattan Blues

(2016)
(Book 14 in the Cyrus Skeen series)
A Novella by

 
 
It is March, 1929. Cyrus Skeen is called to New York by his father, Garnett Skeen, to attend to some trust fund affairs. Skeen's detective agency is subsidized by a trust fund his father set up years before, but his mother, Eleanor "Nellie" Skeen, wishes to set up her own trust fund for her son. A daughter of an Oklahoma oil magnate, she is "very well situated" in terms of wealth. Skeen's parents, however, are driving to Nags Head in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to spend the rest of the winter. The elder Skeen tells his son that he must prove his existence to for a new bank officer who will be administrating the new trust fund; therefore, Skeen must travel to New York City.

In New York, he meets an alluring and tempestuous opera singer, Brianna "Ginger" O'Quill. During one of her performances at the Metropolitan Opera, he goes backstage and kisses the diva's hand. She interprets the gesture as an invitation to pursue him, which she does even though she knows he is married and in love with his wife, Dilys. But a rival for her attentions is jealous and attempts to murder Skeen - or O'Quill...or anyone.

    

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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Manhattan Blues: A Detective Novel of 1929 (The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries) (Volume 29)
Author(s): Edward Cline
ISBN: 1-975813-96-0 / 978-1-975813-96-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Manhattan Blues
Author(s): Edward Cline
ISBN: 1-5233-8181-7 / 978-1-5233-8181-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Manhattan Blues: The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries, Book 14
Author(s): Edward Cline
Publisher: Edward Cline
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Manhattan Blues: The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries, Book 14
Author(s): Edward Cline
Publisher: Edward Cline
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Manhattan Blues (The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries Book 14)
Author(s): Edward Cline
Publisher: The Patrick Henry Press
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