The Reluctant Detective

A young widow, orphan and mother, Wilhelmina Anne Brown is just beginning to find some stability in her new home in Prince Edward Island when she is forced to deal with the death of her beloved uncle, Bill Darby. Darby, a Charlottetown private investigator, leaves Anne and her fourteen-year-old daughter a small savings account and his business, where Anne has worked as office manager for six years. What follows is Anne’s struggle to protect her family, find justice for her clients, and forge a new life for herself in this page-turning thriller. Available in Canada at Amazon.ca, Indigo! and Bookmark.  Available in the USA at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BAM!

2012 Acorn Press

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A young widow, orphan and mother, Wilhelmina Anne Brown is just beginning to find some stability in her new home in Prince Edward Island when she is forced to deal with the death of her beloved uncle, Bill Darby. Darby, a Charlottetown private investigator, leaves Anne and her fourteen-year-old daughter a small savings account and his business, where Anne has worked as office manager for six years. What follows is Anne’s struggle to protect her family, find justice for her clients, and forge a new life for herself in this page-turning thriller. Available in Canada at Amazon.ca, Indigo! and Bookmark.  Available in the USA at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BAM!

7 reviews for The Reluctant Detective

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    “…The book’s best feature is Brown, who is worthy of a sequel. She leads a charmed life and we, in turn, are enchanted by her.”

    – The Chronicle Herald

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    “…a thrilling novel by Finley Martin. Set in Charlottetown, PEI this is a ‘can’t-put-it-down’ addition to your ‘must read’ list.”
    –Sea and Be Scene

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    “The Reluctant Detective starts with a literally chilling situation, and seldom lets up before the end.”
    –The Guardian

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    “…a picture of PEI more resembling Batman’s Gotham City than Anne Shirley’s Avonlea.”
    –The Eastern Graphic

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    “…a good series of twists and turns. An enjoyable book.”
    –Mysteries in the Woods

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    “…this small in stature, thirty-something, mild-mannered office manager morphs into a smart, savvy and daring private eye.”
    –Mystery Maven Canada

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    “…the first mystery I have seen set in the Prince Edward Island capital, which is growing fast and has all the problems of a bigger city.”
    –The Star Phoenix

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