About the Book
Chester Carruthers is eager to hear any news of his ex-girlfriend, Nola. In return for a small favor, private detective Steve Intermezzo agrees to shadow the young woman and report back to the lovelorn youth. Given a choice between love and luxury, Nola had ditched the youth for Sidney Bingham, scion of an old Boston family.
When Steve sees Nola Bingham, he falls instantly victim to her many charms. When she asks him to do a small favor, with big consequences, how can Stevie refuse?
Russell H. Greenan was born in Manhattan in 1925 and reared in The Bronx. He attended New York public schools, graduating from Morris High in 1942. A year later, aged 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. After the war, the GI Bill enabled him to study world literature at Long Island University. In 1966 he left the US to spend a year in Nice with his wife and three children where he wrote his first novel IT HAPPENED IN BOSTON?. This novel has become a modern classic, translated into 5 languages and is included in Random House's Modern Library. Mr. Greenan's subsequent novels have been published in the US and France, and one of them, THE SECRET LIFE OF ALGERNON PENDLETON was made into a film in 1997. Though well into his eighties, Mr. Greenan continues to work. DREAD OF NIGHT is his latest work.