The Short Night By

It’s 1957. Lester “Red” Dolsan is a former first baseman, now a talent scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers, who is haunted by the suicide of his alcoholic wife…and the discovery that he may have fathered a child in a one-night stand with a lonely, concentration camp survivor with a fake name. His search for the child, and his former lover, leads him into a nightmare of crime, violence and betrayal, with a fortune hanging in the balance.

“Turner spins this out neatly, peopling it with bit players who come alive on the page [including] one of the most engaging, mysterious ladies I’ve ever come across in crime fiction.” Dan Stumpf, Mystery File

“Taut, sexy. Combines elements of Spillane and Erle Stanley Gardner.” People Today