Nick Verriet

Created by Nicolas D. Charles

Nicholas D. Charles?

As in Nick Charles, of Thin Man fame?

It's gotta be a pen name, right?

A gag, maybe?

Or maybe not.

His first book is The 12 Days of Christmas: Chicago 1934, and he bills it as "a madcap mystery."

It introduced happy-go-lucky, idealistic Chicago private eye NICK VERRIET in twelve inter-connected stories, leading up to Christmas Day, 1934 (coincidentally the same year Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man was written and published).

According to Charles, "Every story transpires within a day time-frame and finishes with a holiday good-feel ending. Each case has a humorous aspect to match Nick's uncanny ability to be at the wrong place at the right time" while displaying his "unfaltering sense of fairness, always on the side of the little guy."

The author lays claim to having been a writer, musician, programmer, university teacher, statistician, and business entrepreneur, as well as a Mensa member a life=long supporter of the arts. The 12 Days of Christmas: Chicago 1934 is his first book, as far as I can tell, although right on time for the holiday gift giving season, a sequel, Nick Verriet's Christmas: Chicago 1935 appeared the next year, followed by a non-seasonal tome, Bitter Honey: The Early Years in 2016.



Christmas Eyes

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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