The Crime Writers' Association

John Creasey (New Blood) 2021

Stephen Spotswood
Fortune Favours the Dead
shortlisted
Headline, Wildfire

Amazon

1945 Manhattan.  A renowned female PI has MS, and so is aided by a kooky, witty, formerly circus-trained assistant, conveniently equipped with lock-picking and knife-throwing skills. There is great interplay between these two, with humour and snappy dialogue, plus a compelling period background.