The Hemingway Caper

The Hemingway Caper

[a Joe Barley Mystery]

Book - 2003
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Joe Barley, full-time English professor and part-time private detective, is given a simple case: to track Jason Tyler and find proof of his adultery. But as he's investigating, Barley stumbles across the story of a missing manuscript containing writings by a young Ernest Hemingway.

What is Tyler's connection to the Hemingway papers? And why does Tyler's wife insist that Barley stay on the case, long after he's come up with the required evidence of Tyler's infidelity?

While these questions hang over Barley, his own life is complicated by academic politics, and challenges to his monogamous relationship with his longtime partner, Carole.

Set in Toronto, The Hemingway Caper is the second book in the Joe Barley series. The first, The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn , won the prestigious Barry Award.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2003
ISBN: 9781550024517
1550024515
Branch Call Number: WRIG
Characteristics: 242 p

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hermlou Nov 21, 2010

Joe Barley is a new character for Wright. Joe is an English professor at a Toronto university and a part-time investigator--quite a contrast. While investigating an errant husband, he learns of some Hemingway papers that were left to a Toronto man but have disappeared. I prefer Wright's Charlie Salter character, but this is still a good read. It's a mystery without a murder.

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