The Doctor Dines in Prague
By Robin Hathaway
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312290368, 192pp.)
Publication Date: November 2003
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In Robin Hathaway's The Doctor Dines in Prague, Dr. Fenimore has a surprised communication from a cousin he doesn't know, who lives in Prague, and she indicates that she and her family are having serious problems and needs help from him. Off he goes to Prague to help her in whatever way he can, and decides to get his relatives to the U.S. But it is not simple, and Fenimore pulls in his lover, his secretary, and the street urchin turned teenaged helper, bringing them all to the beautiful old city, where they become tangled with a psychopath who is planning to overthrow the government and declare himself ruler of the country, an agenda that involves a talented maker of puppets, the rescue of a young child, and murder.
Robin Hathaway lives in New York City. Her first novel, The Doctor Digs a Grave won the SMP/Malice Domestic Award for Best First Traditional Mystery in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel.