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Humbug on the Hudson

Humbug on the Hudson - Robert Bruce Stewart Harry Reese is sent to Glens Falls to investigate a major fire. This time his boss gave him an unusual assignment: to keep things which might be inconvenient to "the right people", under cover. His boss likes to gamble, so "the right people" in this case are owners of gambling houses. The problem is another investigator who is supposed to be a great expert in insurance fraud involving a fire already investigates the event without any consideration for "the right people", so Harry's mission boils down to prevent his colleagues from doing anything productive. This becomes more difficult after the major suspect was found dead.

As usual the humor and lightheartedness is here. The story is short enough to be read during a short break. Its length is the major reason for me to lower the rating by one star as it ends somewhat abruptly. All in all it is well worth reading, considering its price (free).

This review is a copy/paste of my BookLikes one: http://gene.booklikes.com/post/943100/a-short-story-which-takes-place-between-the-first-and-the-second-novels