Quick had no idea she would end up in the job of Private
Investigator. She would have been happy being a secretary for
Woody Mason, P.I. This was in 1940. Woody did hire her
but what she did not know at the time is that Woody would be in the Army
in 1941 when the war started. He asked Faye to "keep the home
fires burning" while he was away. Faye knew deep down inside
she was almost as knowledgeable as Woody but it was a "scary idea"
for her to be on her own.
It didn't take long for clients by
the name of West to come to her. Their daughter was murdered
and the killer was never caught. They felt Faye was the person
to solve the crime since she was the one who discovered the
body. You see Faye tripped over something on the
sidewalk. She thought it was a pile of rags but soon realized
it was a body. The person's head was bashed in but by the
length of the hair she knew it was a woman.
person on Faye's list to interview was the victim's boyfriend,
Richard Cotton. He was not well liked by Faye's parents.
Richard stated they did not like him because he was not in their
Will Faye be able to solve this
Sandra Scoppettone has created a smart new
"accidental" private eye in the character of Faye Quick. Faye
is clever and has the knack of solving crimes. What really
makes this novel interesting is the background setting of New York
City and the historical period of World War II. There is
plenty of suspense as Faye goes about her business in solving
crimes. This novel will also give you some laughs along the
way. We look forward to the next Faye Quick mystery. Add
this one to your reading list - you will not be sorry. This
one is highly recommended.
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