It is the heat of summer in downtown Toronto, and Homicide Detective Harry Stark is called in to investigate the murder of a jewel courier who was formerly a soldier in the Israeli army. At the same time, a copycat murder of a young woman is being looked into by Stark's lover, Carol. This is a wonderful whodunit by a gifted mystery writer, and it provides a gritty, realistic picture of Toronto and its downtown and east-end denizens.
About the author
John Worsley Simpson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, emigrated to Canada as a young child and grew up in Toronto. He attended elementary and secondary schools in East York and Scarborough, and McMaster University in Hamilton. He continues to work as a journalist— for the last several years as an editor with the Financial Post. He is married and has two grown sons. He and his wife, Colleen, live in Newmarket, Ontario. Simpson is the author of the Midnight Original murder mysteries Undercut, Counterpoint, and Shadowmen.