In his latest case, Cartwright uncovers a sordid tale of betrayal, murder and deceit. And the clues don’t come easy. He has to match wits with the mysterious Veronica Stone who shows up unexpectedly one night at his office. Then there’s a stripper by the name of Sophie, who works at the Polka Dot Club and has a fascination for the colour pink. And a teenage stowaway he discovers on a yacht, who may hold the critical key to cracking the case wide open.
THE POLKA DOT AFFAIR is the second in a collection of short stories featuring James Cartwright, a private investigator who plies his trade on the backstreets of Detroit. Cartwright is cynical, resourceful and tough. He lives by a moral code, one which he believes helps him distinguish right from wrong, fact from fiction, and truth from lies. But as Cartwright discovers during each of his cases, it’s one thing to believe in the code and quite another to live by it.