Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Fine Art of Invisible Detection (May 2021)

By Robert Goddard

May 18, 2021

Umiko Wada has had quite enough drama in her life.  With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just needs to keep her head down.

As a secretary to a private detective, her work life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork.

That is until her boss takes on a new case.  A case which turns out to be dangerous enough to get him killed.  A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan and travel to London.

Following the only lead she has, Wada quickly realizes that being a detective isn’t as easy as the television makes out.  And that there’s a reason why secrets stay buried for a long time.  Because people want them to stay secret.  And they’re prepared to do very bad things to keep them that way…

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