A Trace of Smoke

Rebecca Cantrell
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Smoke_coverIn 1931 Berlin, when transvestite singer Ernst is stabbed to death, his sister Hannah uses her investigative skills as a newspaper crime reporter to find his killer amid the absinthe haze of a city where “life is a cabaret.” Likewise, debut author Rebecca Cantrell draws on her knowledge of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Party to paint a menacing backdrop for this otherwise conventional tale. -Review: Donalevan Maines


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