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    • Private Investigator,
    • Murder,
    • Illegal arms trade,
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One Bad Day After Another
by Max Folsom

Baker Somerset was a Scotland Yard Detective sent to Ottawa to help solve a brutal kidnapping case. After the suspect put four bullets in her, she decided to stay in Ottawa and open her own detective agency. One morning, the body of a British diplomat is found at her office door. Hunting his killer, she learns the murder is tied to the kidnapping that brought her to Canada, and in the process, she unearths bribery, fraud, and illegal activity in the military arms and equipment industry. With billions of dollars at stake, the perpetrators play rough; willing to kill anyone who stands in their way. As the risks to her life and career multiply and bodies begin to pile up, Somerset enlists her friends: Duchess “Keys” Brown, a vivacious Jamaican computer guru; Joe Manning, a martial arts expert; and Charles Stroud, her old Scotland Yard partner. They sift through a maze of conflicting evidence, numerous dead ends, and frightening danger to bring those responsible to justice. ONE BAD DAY AFTER ANOTHER is a book for crime and mystery enthusiasts. Infusing the fast pace and high stakes of modern thrillers and hard-boiled detectives’ ‘take no prisoners’ attitude into the traditional mystery genre, Folsom delivers a nail-biting story.

“I would have loved a partner like Somerset when I was a detective!” - OPS Constable (Retired) Marc Soucy "Max Folsom has created a most likable heroine in former cop turned private investigator Baker. From her unusual name to her often humorous gut reactions and reflections to what she encounters as she tries to figure out why and how a dead body landed in her office doorway, to her relentless pursuit of how this death might be connected to an unsolved kidnapping case in her past, Baker’s musings become ours. What Baker and her wonderful team uncover has business, financial, and military connections. In short, One Bad Day After Another is about greed and crime on an international scale. It’s rare for me to write a review immediately after reading a book: it takes me a few days to decide on the most memorable aspects of that book. As I pondered One Bad Day After Another by Max Folsom, it was easy to home in on the key positives: a very clever plot with enough twists to keep any reader guessing; good plot pacing; excellent use of dialogue; a smooth writing style and above all, the enjoyable interplay between the characters. But there was one takeaway that outshone the others: the engaging and winning personality of the protagonist, Baker Somerset. She is what I will most remember about One Bad Day After Another. She is often downright funny, sometimes frightened to death, but ever curious. Readers identify closely with Baker: she is just so human! The plot facts as they evolve are unexpected, convoluted, and intriguing. But it’s Baker herself that makes us want to solve this mystery as much as she does. For lack of a better word, this novel ends up being a lot “larger” than just another simple murder mystery." - Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite Review Rating 5 Stars

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Max Folsom is a regular columnist for the quarterly Sherlockian journal GROANS, CRIES AND BLEATINGS; and a member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and the League of Vermont Writers. She is married to a retired Canadian military officer and divides her time between their Ottawa Centertown apartment and their Vermont stone house. She lives with her husband and Cato, their fat, ginger cat. She is currently at work on her second Somerset novel, SEARCHING FOR PETER GRIFFITHS.


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