|Title:||The Deaves Affair|
|Publisher:||A. L. Burt Company|
Ethan is a young struggling artist in New York City who witnesses the antics of a wealthy eccentric quarrelling with a street merchant. Ethan rescues the old man from hostile onlookers and then takes a job with the family as the man’s walking companion. He gets drawn into a mystery when the family turns to him for help from blackmailers. A captivating musician, with whom he falls in love, moves into his building but her own mystery keeps them at odds. Ethan is honourable and shows strength of character while he struggles with his own emotions and confusion. The ending is well put together.
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Author Bio for Footner, Hulbert
Hulbert Footner (1879–1944) was a Canadian writer of non-fiction and detective fiction.
His most successful creation was the beautiful and brilliant Madame Rosika Storey and her plain assistant who explains the evolving solutions to her boss’ cases. His Madame Storey mysteries fit the flapping 1920s like the long lizard gloves that graced her arms and did well supporting his traveling family’s lifestyle. His Rosika Storey cases appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly every year from 1922 through 1935.--Wikipedia.
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