Its the middle of
World War II, but not all the killing is
happening overseas. In a sweltering New
York City summer, scrappy
steno-turned-sleuth Faye Quick kicked
upstairs when her boss ships out takes
on a new case that would make even the
most experienced P.I. sweat bullets. It
all starts with a beautiful woman.
Heartbroken Claire Turner turns on the
waterworks in Fayes office, begging for
help in finding her beau, Private
Charlie Ladd, gone missing while on
leave from Uncle Sams army. But when
Faye busts into Charlies hotel room,
she doesnt find anyoneanyone alive,
that is. But wheres Charlie? Because
the corpse in the hotel room might not
be him. And that leads Faye to wonder if
the unfortunate stiff was Charlies
"Faye's voice is again pitch perfect,
but the story isn't as strong as the
earlier novel's." - Publishers Weekly.
"As usual with Scoppettone, who just can't keep a secret, the slack mystery takes a backseat to her loving recreation of the good war's home front." - Kirkus Reviews.
"A fun series that uses a light touch with noir conventions." - Library Journal.
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Sandra Scoppettone has written numerous crime novels, including three under the pseudonym Jack Early. Most recently she created the five-book series of mystery novels featuring New York private eye Lauren Laurano. Scoppettone lives on Long Island in New York.
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