"Ferber makes an appealing if unlikely detective."
-Kirkus Reviews of Lone Star
"Edna Ferber makes a wonderful sleuth."
-Booklist starred review of Escape Artist
It's 1927, and "the Ferber season on Broadway" is about to begin. But author Edna Ferber misses the opening nights. She has something else on her mind-murder.
Fascinated by the Harlem Renaissance, Edna is mentoring some talented, young writers and actors, including her housekeeper's son, Waters Turpin, and handsome, charismatic Roddy Parsons. She heads to Harlem to meet Parsons only to learn he's been stabbed to death in his bed. Who would murder Roddy? The writers who meet at Edna's apartment? Producer Jed Harris, a notoriously cruel man? With Turpin, his mother, and poet Langston Hughes, Edna hunts for a dangerous killer.
Ed Ifkovic taught literature and creative writing at a community college in Connecticut for more than three decades, and now devotes himself to writing fiction.