Category: Women Sleuths

Download This Dame for Hire by Sandra Scoppettone PDF

By Sandra Scoppettone

I didn’t commence to be a personal eye. i presumed i used to be gonna be a secretary–get my boss his java within the morning, take letters, etc. Hell, I didn’t get my measure in steno to place my lifestyles at the line. It used to be precise i wished a fascinating task, yet that I’d prove a PI myself . . . it by no means entered my mind.New York, 1943. virtually whatever in pants has long gone to serve Uncle Sam within the war–including Woody Mason, the pinnacle of a detective business enterprise in midtown long island. Left to run the convey is his secretary, Faye fast, who signed directly to be a steno, now not a shamus. At twenty-six and 5 foot 4, there’s no longer a lot to Faye, yet she’s bought moxie–which she’ll want while she stumbles over a useless lady on the street and takes on her first homicide case.This sufferer wasn’t any traditional woman. Claudette West used to be a pupil at NYU and the daughter of a Park road relatives. Faye, who lives in bohemian Greenwich Village–where nobody cares the way you look–ventures uptown, the place humans care sufficient approximately cash to kill for it. Claudette’s father is confident greed used to be the rationale, and that Claudette’s working-class boyfriend, Richard Cotten, killed the lady simply because she threw him off the gravy train.Faye, in spite of the fact that, isn’t so yes, now not while she learns approximately the entire different males Claudette was once secretly seeing–from her lecherous literature professor to an obvious con artist. For Faye, there are extra surprising surprises in shop than turns and dips within the Coney Island Cyclone.Going after the undesirable men and combating an exceptional struggle at the domestic entrance, Faye is as scrappy and endearing as any personality Sandra Scoppettone has ever created, and This Dame for Hire’s interval atmosphere is rendered so genuine you could listen the large band track, see the nylons and fedoras, and think the rumble of the 3rd street El. by way of an impossible to resist detective and a riveting new sequence, you want to keep in mind this: Here’s Faye Quick.From the Hardcover variation.

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Download The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson PDF

By Diane Mott Davidson

Due to her contemporary adventures in loss of life for Chocolate, Goldy endure, the leading caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is not any stranger to violence--or surprising death.  But while she consents to cater the 1st university Advisory Dinner for Seniors and oldsters on the unique Elk Park Preparatory institution, the very last thing she expects to discover on the finish of the night is the battered physique of the varsity valedictorian.Who can have killed Keith Andrews, and why?  Goldy's hungry for a few answers--and not only simply because she stumbled on the corpse.  Her younger son, Arch, a scholar at Elk Park Prep, has turn into a aim for a few not-so-funny pranks, whereas her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has turn into a major suspect within the Andrews boy's murder.As her research intensifies, Goldy's anxiousness point rises swifter than selfmade doughnuts. . .as she turns up facts that means that Keith knew good enough to blow the lid off a few very unscholarly secrets.  And then, as her seek rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns an important truth: a bit wisdom a few killer could be a lethal factor.

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Download Fade to White by Wendy Clinch PDF

By Wendy Clinch

Heavy snow is falling on Spruce height while Stacey Curtis returns in her moment snowboarding secret. Hollywood has-been Harper Stone arrives in Stacey’s little Vermont city to shoot a mouthwash advertisement, and he’s faraway from satisfied approximately it. whilst the actor turns up dead—and the final individual to work out him alive is Brian Russell, Stacey’s jealous ex-fianc?—Stacey can’t aid yet get involved.

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Download Dead Man's Puzzle: A Puzzle Lady Mystery by Parnell Hall PDF

By Parnell Hall

Sherry is off on her honeymoon whilst leader Harper involves Cora Felton, asking her to unravel a crossword puzzle stumbled on at the physique of previous guy Overmeyer. Small challenge. Cora is the Milli Vanilli of cruciverbalists. Her niece, Sherry, writes the crossword puzzle column for her. Cora pokes into Overmeyer’s loss of life, hoping to turn out he died of typical factors. She learns the cranky hermit was once the only real surviving member of a forty-year-old inventory pooling contract, and prior to she will be able to say “capital gain,” the city is filled with heirs. Complicating issues is Sherry’s ex-husband, Dennis, who's taking part in detective within the hopes of impressing his ex-wife. With Sherry out of city, her restraining order opposed to him is moot, and he's taking complete benefit of the very fact. Parnell corridor grants one other stellar, puzzle-packed access during this interesting sequence.

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Download Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey PDF

By Jess McConkey

To what lengths could you visit preserve a earlier buried? Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with an ideal task, an ideal guy, an ideal life—until a random act of violence adjustments every thing. subconscious for 2 months, Sam awakens from her coma a special person—bitter, in consistent discomfort, and compelled to undergo drugs that go away her nauseous, paranoid, and suffering to maintain a grip on truth. livid together with her relations for sending her away to a small, distant city to recuperate—placed thoroughly below a actual therapist’s care and robbed of what little freedom she has left—Sam lashes out on the “nice humans” throughout her who declare to have merely her most sensible pursuits in brain. yet are her violent outbursts the derivative of her situation . . . or anything else completely? unusual issues are taking place here—and both Samantha Moore is wasting her brain or her pleasant new associates are way more harmful than they seem like. . . .

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Download A Good Day to Pie by Carol Culver PDF

By Carol Culver

No you can die from a pie . . . or can they? Hanna Denton has back domestic to Crystal Cove, California, to take over the pie store her Grannie Louise owned for thirty years. Grannie has now moved to the ritzy retirement group at the hill and Hanna is operating her toughest to dwell as much as Grannie's attractiveness for baking the easiest pies within the nation. even though, among rolling dough, cutting rhubarb, and searching for the magic components that made Grannie's pies so renowned, Hanna is by surprise confronted with a bigger problem: convincing the good-looking new police leader (her ex-high tuition weigh down Sam Genovese) that Grannie could not in all likelihood have dedicated murder.

A tantalizing new pie store comfortable secret, that includes delicious recipes!

Filled with uncomplicated pie baking guidance, plus recipes for:
―Fuji Apple Southern Pecan Caramel Pie
―Black-Bottom Raspberry Cream Pie
―Hanna's All-Butter Pie Crust


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Download Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman PDF

By Laura Lippman

Till her paper, the Baltimore megastar, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was once a rattling reliable reporter who knew her native land in detail -- from old castle McHenry to the crumbling initiatives of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's prepared to take any freelance activity to pay the lease -- together with slightly unorthodox snooping for her rowing blood brother, Darryl "Rock" Paxton. In a urban the place somebody is murdered nearly daily, lawyer Michael Abramowitz's dying can be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer's notoriety -- and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee -- make the case entrance web page news...and issues to Rock because the most likely assassin. yet attempting to turn out her friend's innocence couls end up high priced to Tess -- and upload her identify to that notorious ever-growing record.

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Download Mallets Aforethought (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries) by Sarah Graves PDF

By Sarah Graves

Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree left her high-powered occupation for a dilapidated fixer-upper and the dream of a quiet life within the old fashioned city of Eastport, Maine. yet she discovered that irrespective of how rigorously you transform your existence, homicide can take in place of dwelling anywhere.It’s Eastport’s so much infamous landmark: the outdated Harlequin residence. Named for the disgraced doctor Chester Harlequin, it used to be used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters and their molls in the course of Prohibition’s heyday. Now fixer-upper fanatic Jake Tiptree and Harlequin’s in basic terms dwelling descendant, Ellie White, are refurbishing the mansard-roofed mansion to host the neighborhood ancient Society’s upcoming gala. but if stripping down previous wallpaper finds a mystery door to a room containing now not one yet corpses, Jake and Ellie once more locate domestic fix resulting in homicide.One of the our bodies is a skeleton wearing Twenties flapper stylish. however the different is that of real-estate multi-millionaire Hector Gosling, and in his pocket is a paper bearing the only observe “Guilty.” The less-than-scrupulous mogul has been poisoned, and while it’s realized that the offending substance is the poison that Ellie’s husband George has been utilizing to kill pink ants, he's instantly taken into custody. Then it develops that George had lately accused Gosling of a scheme to rip-off George’s weak previous aunt out of her lifestyles savings—and George out of his inheritance. With George held for homicide, Jake and a pregnant Ellie swing into motion. In among Ellie’s Lamaze periods, child showers, and CPR sessions taught by way of Jake’s ex-husband Victor, the 2 beginner sleuths needs to sift their manner via a path of probably contradictory clues. Then one other corpse surfaces and unexpectedly Jake and Ellie discover they need to locate this killer quick. A smart offender isn't just development an hermetic case opposed to Ellie’s husband. He—or she—is making plans to nail every body who stands within the way.From the Hardcover version.

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Download The Long Quiche Goodbye (CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY) by Avery Aames PDF

By Avery Aames

Agatha Award winner: most sensible first novel.This is the 1st in A Cheese store secret series.Welcome to the grand establishing of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it is regularly recognized by way of the citizens of small-town windfall, Ohio-the Cheese store. owner Charlotte Bessette has ready a pleasant sampling of daring Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, scrumptious tortes of Stilton and Mascarpone, and a style of Sauvignon Blanc-but another individual has made up our minds to make a bit crime of ardour the piece de resistance. correct outdoor the store Charlotte unearths a physique, the sufferer stabbed to loss of life with certainly one of her prized olive-wood dealt with knives.

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