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  • Title: This Dame for Hire
  • Author: Sandra Scoppettone
  • ISBN: 9780345478115
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faye Quick, 26, 5 4 , from Greenwich Village, the secretary takes over a Manhattan NY detective agency when boss Woody Mason enlists in 1943 She stumbles over a body, Claudette West NYU student, whose rich Park Avenue father suspects rejected working class boyfriend Richard Cotton But Faye finds secret suitors lit prof lech, apparent con artist, killer
    This Dame for Hire Faye Quick from Greenwich Village the secretary takes over a Manhattan NY detective agency when boss Woody Mason enlists in She stumbles over a body Claudette West NYU student whose

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    1. I love our library and sometimes I just browse around looking for something that just jumps out into my hands This was it, jumping into my hands earlier this week and I m glad it did because it was a fun read With the guys away mostly in Europe but all over the world during WWII, Faye Quick who worked for A Detective Agency now held down the fort at home for Woody Mason, the agency s owner Woody trained Faye everything including how to stake out, how to shoot a gun and before he left, she had he [...]

    2. This was a lot of fun as an audio book I don t think it would have read as well The language went a little overboard in setting us in NYC during WWII, but the narrator was very good She brought out Faye very well She s a plucky broad who even has a gat, although she normally keeps it on the top shelf of her closet Still, she needs it since the owner of the detective agency is overseas fighting the Japs or the Gerries she s proud of all the boys who are serving their country In the meantime, some [...]

    3. This was a fun read I want to immediately point out some things I really liked about it 1 The heroine smokes, but her smoking habits do not take up an entire quarter of the book Well done 2 As usual with a mystery tale, there are LOTS of characters and suspects, but I never got confused I always knew who was who 3 There is only one case One simple case involving numerous interesting people and no stereo typed gangsters.Faye Quick is running A Detective Agency while her boss is in Europe during w [...]

    4. As tough guy private eyes go, Faye Quick does an ok job She is holding down the business while the real owner is defending the country overseas during the WWII I liked the novelty of having a woman be the PI and some of the period details, but cannot say this book bowled me over The mystery was solid but seemed to go on for just a bit too long The jargon speak e.g Waddya lookin at gets a bit tiring after a while I think I might, in future, try getting one of this series as a book on tape and see [...]

    5. Secretary, Faye Quick, takes over the job of Private Detective from her boss who has joined the Army during WWII and then literally trips over the body that becomes her first case.The reading group rated this book 5.Everyone enjoyed this book It was a fast summer read The author was very descriptive about New York City during the 1940 s they liked that No one guessed who the murderer was This is always a sign of a good mystery book.

    6. It s been a long time since I read a true mystery and I enjoyed it There were people involved than I like, but it made it fun It is about a girl who took over a PI business in 1943 after her boss was sent to war She made the business a success she is a tough cookie and a real investigator.

    7. Faye Quick takes over her boss private detective agency when he goes off to fight in WWII So it is kind of a throw back to the forties and the noir genre of detective stories.The Chicago Sun Times called her a real hoot and she is Everybody is always askin if she has a fella yet And it looks like towards the end of the book maybe she does She s coming back from the movies or something one night and trips over a dead body A couple of months later, the body s parents come to her to see about inves [...]

    8. Ugh I couldn t finish this, which was really disappointing as I had randomly recently read another Sandra Scoppettone book which had been pretty fun The language drove me absolutely wild surely no one really talks like this, and if they did they would have done it Damon Runyon style and not in this horrible artificial twang which, even just reading it made the hairs on my arm stand on end I persevered till I was halfway through and then it was like a bulb went off in my head if I really, really [...]

    9. I enjoyed this PI mystery Loved Faye and her no nonsense style This story took place in the early 1940 s when her boss left her in charge of his investigative business while he hurried off the battle the Japanese after WWII While it was difficult being thrown into the PI business, she finds she has a knack for investigative work While many road blocks were thrown in her path, Faye doesn t stop until she catches her man or her woman The 40s dress and vernacular makes the time period come alive I [...]

    10. Since this book was written in that old 30s 40s whatever crime language, it was kind of hard to follow at first Once I got past that it was an okay story Kind of slow at first A few curve balls that were a little out there, like the neighbor being involved somehow There were just too many suspects at one point I originally thought it might be a member of the family, and it just kept straying away and back and weirdly before coming back to that.

    11. I liked the sense of time and place created in both this book and in the second of the series Too Darn Hot I also like the protagonist, Faye Quick, a female PI working on her own in the 1940s In this book, I didn t find the killer s identity entirely surprising, but the motive and the discussion of some issues that I would have assumed were not talked about in the 1940s in the US added some spice.

    12. A mock noir set in 1943 Manhattan I ve always enjoyed Sandra Scoppetone s writing I read all her Lauren Laurano books with the terrible puns for titles and this lived up to my expectations The only thing I would say is that the period jargon went over the top at times, but the characters and the mystery were thoroughly enjoyable.

    13. Enjoyable hard boiled 40s detective noir story, with a twist Faye Quick runs Manhattan s A Detective Agency in her boss Woody s absence, while he s away fighting in WWII as most able bodied men are at the time Fun period piece with a likable lead I figured out who the killer was pretty early, but still enjoyed the writing enough to stick with the book till the end.

    14. 1 in the Faye Quick series Faye Quick, secretary to PI Woody Mason, takes over his Greenwich Village based detective agency when he is drafted in 1943 She literally stumbles over the body of a young woman during a snowstorm and then is hired to find the murderer when the cops have made no progress after 3 months Good period atmosphere but rather obvious solution.

    15. Really fun, complex murder mystery even if I saw it coming a solid hundred pages before our heroine A little heavy handed on the period slang sometimes where ya means you unless you re upper class , but still a really good read.

    16. I liked this mystery because of the language and time period in which it was set The characters were the usual suspects but since I listened to it on audiobook, the voices were great to hear I look forward to reading or listening to the next one in the series.

    17. Excellent novel It s a mixture of the familiar hard broiled crime novel and the realities of the war period I do like the combination that the author manages to achieve in her own POV of the landscape as well as the other stories that came before.

    18. Scoppettone is one of my favorite authors Step back in time to New York City in 1943 Meet reluctant detective Faye Quick Compare Dorothy Gilman s Mrs Pollifax with a similar conversational style and a discovery of latent talent for detection.

    19. This story was set in the 40 s during world war II where a secretary finds herself filling in the shoes of her private eye boss who is serving for Uncle Sam The dialogue is fun and the storyline moves right along so there s no boring moments Enjoyed the book.

    20. A cute quick read A murder mystery set in the early 40 s The main character is a female private detective, who is sassy and smart The author did well researching the lingo and setting of NYC in that era.

    21. I just couldn t get passed all of the lingo used It seemed like every single sentence was dripping with slang I was unable to finish since I just could not get passed that.

    22. This book is a fun mystery set in NY during WWII, but way too heavy on the slang It grew on my as I read, but if the word gams showed up one time I was going to go nuts

    23. Oh, this one was good It was straight noir, so black and white I expected cigarette smoke to start wafting from the open pages as I read I LOVED this book Very, very highly recommended.

    24. Had a hard time with the strong NYC accent and 1940 era language at first, but once I got used to them, I liked the story and the narration.

    25. Kinda fun mystery think the most fun aspect was all the jargon of the 1940 s If you are not 70 years of age give or take , I don t think the book would have the same appeal.

    26. TW view spoiler incest murder victim is in love with her uncle, and pregnant by him He wants to keep the baby, she doesn t, so he murdered her hide spoiler 2.5 starsLost a whole star for me, due to above TW The ending felt rushed and kinda oh, there, wrapped up But i did really like the characters, atmosphere, writing I will read the next one, but I m wary.

    27. Literally no detective work took place A psychic solved the crime and as funny as Faye was, she was a very 2 d character The crime was wrapped up on the last 2 pages and before that it was just a lot of incorrect speculation.

    28. In 1943 New York, almost all the young, able bodied men have gone overseas to fight the good fight This leaves jobs open for women, showcasing their ability to survive, thrive, and blossom under pressure Faye Quick, a 26 year old steno turned detective, gets her first murder case, and it s a doozy The skirt whose murder she was hired to solve has woven a tangled web of boyfriends, secrets, and lies.This Dame for Hire is a great read that leaves you turning pages to find out whodunit and what Fay [...]

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