A Deadly Venture
Max Dexter and his easy-on-the-eyes assistant, Isabel O'Brien, are back in the second book of this post-WWII historical mystery series set in Hamilton, Ontario. When Max's artist friend, Roger Bruce, is arrested for murdering one of his clients, Max and Isabel attempt to track down the real killer but Hamilton mobsters attempt to discourage them.
As in A Private Man, the city itself continues to be a vital part of the action. And readers wondering if Max and Isabel might be get together romantically, will be watching closely as the pair high-step their way through this quick-paced tale.
A Deadly Venture was the winner of The Kerry Schooley Award in 2015 presented by the Hamilton Arts Council.
The Max Dexter Mystery Series includes: A Private Man (2012), A Deadly Venture (2014), A Family Matter (2017) and A Devious Dame (2019).