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(ebook) This Dame for Hire

I didnt start out to be a private eye. I thought I was gonna be a secretaryget my boss his java in the morning, take letters, and so on. Hell, I didnt get my degree in steno to put my life on the line. It was true I wanted an interesting job, but that Id end up a PI myself . . . it never entered my mind.New York, 1943. Almost anything in pants has gone to serve Uncle Sam in the warincluding Woody Mason, the head of a detective agency in midtown Manhattan. Left to run the show is his secretary, Faye Quick, who signed on to be a steno, not a shamus. At twenty-six and five foot four, theres not much to Faye, but shes got moxiewhich shell need when she stumbles over a dead girl in the street and takes on her first murder case.This victim wasnt any ordinary girl. Claudette West was a student at NYU and the daughter of a Park Avenue family. Faye, who lives in bohemian Greenwich Villagewhere no one cares how you lookventures uptown, where people care enough about money to kill for it. Claudettes father is convinced greed was the motive, and that Claudettes working-class boyfriend, Richard Cotten, killed the girl because she threw him off the gravy train.Faye, however, isnt so sure, not when she learns about all the other men Claudette was secretly seeingfrom her lecherous literature professor to an apparent con artist. For Faye, there are more shocking surprises in store than turns and dips in the Coney Island Cyclone.Going after the bad guys and fighting a good fight on the home front, Faye is as scrappy and endearing as any character Sandra Scoppettone has ever created, and This Dame for Hires period setting is rendered so real you can hear the big band music, see the nylons and fedoras, and feel the rumble of the Third Avenue El. When it comes to an irresistible detective and a riveting new series, you must remember this: Heres looking at Faye Quick.
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  • Title: (ebook) This Dame for Hire
  • Author: Sandra Scoppettone
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780345484581
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitle: A Novel
  • Format: eBook
  • Category: Mystery & Thriller
  • Publication Date: 28/06/2005

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