No Game for a Dame
#1, Maggie Sullivan Mysteries
M. Ruth Myers
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A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss.
Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dime store waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls at her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her DeSoto in a ditch.
A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.
If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.
What a peach!
Great book, couldn't put it down. It evokes the same feeling as classic Rex Stout, Dashell Hammit, and others of pre-WW II literature. The author never slipped, but kept true to the period while crafting a complicated and intriguing plot line.
What I appreciate almost as much as a good story is the she has taken the time to rigorously edit her work as I could only find two tiny errors . The majority of free indie books are minefields of misspelling, poor grammar and technical issues. In contrast, it was a joy to read this one.
I can't wait to read the next one, and recommend this book to everyone without reservation.
This book was a fun read. Good characters.
Couldn't put it down. Reminded me of older authors I cut my teeth on.