(From the publisher):
Julie Hayes could never be described as an average Manhattan housewife. Married to a distinguished newspaperman, she has a knack herself for falling into situations that make news. To be sure, they do not simply happen. Only Julie would have set herself up in a shop on 44th Street as a Reader and Advisor, and become the confidante of pimps and prostitutes, an art-collecting gangster named Sweets Romano, the cops, the neighborhood eccentrics... and a murderer. But that was before she went to Paris.
When she and her husband, Jeff, return, she takes down her shingle but proposes to stay in the shop and write of her adventures there. First, however, she goes to SoHo and is persuaded by an artist to buy his painting Scarlet Night. The artist disappears, and Julie finds herself in the center of an international intrigue among powerful art dealers and clients of almost unlimited wealth. Only Julie would turn for help to the much-feared Sweets Romano.
Original title: Scarlet Night
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur