I have a penchant for smart, dark, literary crime fiction, and The Beggar's Opera is all of that: an excellent book. - Allan Guthrie, author of Two Way Split
Peggy Blair was a lawyer for more than thirty years. Her critically acclaimed mystery The Beggar’s Opera won the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers’ Choice contest and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award. The Poisoned Pawn is the second in the Inspector Ramirez series. Peggy lives in Ottawa.
A great book. Not only a page turner but amusing and also teaches a lot about Cuba. Also enjoyed the unexpected plot twists. I highly recommend this book.Published 23 months ago by P. Steele
Ms. Blair's sleuth is a most unusually quirky detective. A man who sees ghosts that provide him with clues is a new twist to the genre. Read morePublished on May 26 2013 by Rickjcross
What a great story! Set in Havana, Cuba, Inspector Ramirez and Detective Sanchez investigate the rape and murder of a young Cuban boy. Read morePublished on March 14 2013 by Dolores M Bretecher
The best mystery novels immerse the reader in a milieu completely, providing a cultural experience almost unnoticed beneath compelling characters and an absorbing plot. Read morePublished on July 27 2012 by Jayne of Mystery