Faye Quick and Maisie Dobbs
(see previous recommendation) are both
female detectives at a time when detecting
was firmly the province of men, but that's
about all they have in common. They are products of their environment
separated by a generation, a country and a
war. While Maisie's personality was formed in service in pre-War England and on the battlefields of France, Faye is a scrappy 26-year-old, tough-talking,
wisecracking former stenographer living and
plying her trade in tough-talking,
wisecracking 1940s Manhattan.
The reviewers are generally in favor of
This Dame For Hire
, the first in Scoppettone's new series, praising not just the
character of Faye Quick but also how vividly
Scoppettone portrays New...
Beyond the Book
Scoppettone is the author of at
least 20 novels, including 5 for
young adults, the remainder
being crime novels for adults.
She lives on the North Fork of
Long Island. Too Darn Hot
follow up to This Dame For Hire
was published in hardcover last
keeps an active blog at
It's ironic that the reviewer
for Booklist should comment that
"many readers will finger the
culprit before Faye does"
because Scoppettone herself
doesn't know who "the perp" will
be when she starts...