Capital Crime Press
With Kristin van Dijk, called Baby, Robert Fate created an unusual character for the 1950s. Baby does not suffer quietly and lets others take care of things, she actually takes things in her own hands.
When a biker gang attacks a pool hall, 17 year old Kristin loses her father and the life she knows. Severely injured, it takes a few months for her to be released from the hospital. When Henry Chin, the Chinese owner of the pool hall picks Kristin up, she decides to stay with him. During the same attack, Henry lost his so and the pool hall was burned down, so they can relate to each other. They soon find out that the police is no longer investigating the case and so, after their complete recovery, they decide to search for the perpetrators themselves, with only the help of a private investigator, Otis Millett.
Robert Fate's first breath-taking mystery catches you from the first page and keeps the tension up throughout the entire book. While it might qualify as hard-boiled, it might also be a great read for those who don't usually read darker plots.
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