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This Dame For Hire

by Sandra Scoppettone

This Dame For Hire by Sandra Scoppettone
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    Jul 2005, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2006, 304 pages

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Sandra 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, a follow up to This Dame For Hire, was published in hardcover last week. She keeps an active blog at Blogspot.

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 each book.  As she explains in her lengthy interview at BookBrowse "I always have the victim and the location [but] I never know who did it. Sometimes along the way I decide who it is, and sometimes I'm wrong!"  More.

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