Too Darn Hot: Book summary and reviews of Too Darn Hot by Sandra Scoppettone

Too Darn Hot

by Sandra Scoppettone

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Too Darn Hot by Sandra Scoppettone
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  • Published Jun 2006
    288 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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It’s 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 Faye’s office, begging for help in finding her beau, Private Charlie Ladd, gone missing while on leave from Uncle Sam’s army. But when Faye busts into Charlie’s hotel room, she doesn’t find anyone–anyone alive, that is. But where’s Charlie? Because the corpse in the hotel room might not be him. And that leads Faye to wonder if the unfortunate stiff was Charlie’s target practice.

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"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 Author Biography

Sandra Scoppettone has written numerous crime novels, including three under the pseudonym Jack Early. She is known for her mystery and young adult books. Her book Happy Endings are All Alike (1978) was chosen by the American Library Association for its "Best Books for Young Adults" list. Scoppettone lives on Long Island in New York.

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