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Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht
About The Book
Recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine Vera Kelly finds herself travelling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator. When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape.
Before it’s over, she’ll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what’s right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar.
In this exciting second instalment of the ‘splendid genre-pushing’ (People) Vera Kelly series, Rosalie Knecht challenges and deepens the Vera we love: a woman of sparkling wit, deep moral fibre, and martini-dry humour who knows how to follow a case even as she struggles to follow her heart.
Do you know Vera Kelly?
She is one of my favorite fiction characters right now; brave, intelligent and charismatic is ready to stand up after her girlfriend leaves her and drops her at work. So, after all her experience with the CIA, she decides to become a PI and of course her first case will not be easy, she will have to find a young boy, related to a Dominican family involved in some political affairs…
Vera Kelly cases are always related to political movements, not involved directly but always have a political background, I really enjoy discovering the history of different countries and how it involves society. In this case it will be the Dominican Republic. I don’t want to say much about the plot, it’s gripping and fast, I always feel that the books are too short, it makes me want to read more about Vera’s cases and the characters that are in the book, you can almost feel part of the story.
Vera always risks her life for her cases but let’s be honest, she is good, not only wants to solve the case but discover the truth and this case will not be an exception, the ending will be surprising.
I like that Vera is a lesbian, but I hated that she was sacked from her job for her sexual preferences, and sadly this still happens at present. My friend once told me “an heterosexual never fully understands how many times an homosexual has to leave the closet” and it made me so sad to know that it’s true. I’ll admit that I hope we will have a little bit more interaction with Vera’s mother in the future, I didn’t like her, but I think Vera should tell her how much damage she has done in her life!
This is an amazing read; addictive, gripping and dangerous.
Are you ready for “Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery”?
About The Author
Rosalie Knecht is the author of Who Is Vera Kelly?, Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery and Relief Map. She is also the translator of César Aira’s The Seamstress and the Wind (New Directions). She lives in New Jersey.