Martinis and Murder – Friday Fiction

Martinis and Murder coverMartinis and Murder
A Halo for Nobody (original title)


Today’s Friday Fiction is another pulp mystery from the old days. I am a sucker for “mayhem and murder, liquor and lust”. Charming private-eye Pete Chambers is on the case of murder involving three ladies with secrets. Chambers unravels a complicated case involving a torch singer, a jewelry designer and a housewife. You know, the dames. ¬†For fans of the hardboiled detective story, this is a winner.

Since I hadn’t heard this author’s name before, I found this article about Henry Kane by Lawrence Block written a few years ago. It was an enjoyable piece of writing on this author, especially since there isn’t a whole lot written about Kane’s life.




Martinis and Murder back cover

Martinis and Murder reviews

Martinis and Murder exerpt


  1. Clearly from the Reefer Madness days when “hop-heads” were a threat to all civilized society.

  2. It’s a treat to see my old friend rediscovered, and I’m glad you found your way to my Mystery Scene piece about him. Henry Kane was a fascinating man and unfailingly good company, and his books (most of them) were a good cut about most of his contemporaries.


  3. I like how when I read this, I had the “hard-boiled detective” voice in my head. Because of the dames, see?

  4. Even though it’s an old book, its title sounds an awful lot like the many series of cozy mysteries you see today.

Comments are closed.