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THIS DAME FOR HIRE - SANDRA SCOPPETTONE

Hubba hubba, give me a cup of Joe, USO dances, phone booths on every corner, Camel cigarettes, this is the world of Faye Quick, head of A Detective Agency, New York City, 1943.  Faye took over A Detective Agency when the war took her boss and the owner Woody Mason.  After getting a steno degree in 1940 Faye was hired by Woody and when Woody was drafted he left Faye in charge.  Faye works with her secretary Birdie who is an interesting character.

One evening Faye stumbles over the body of a young girl while walking home from dinner with a friend.  The body was that of Claudette West a young socialite.

A couple of months later Porter and Myrna West appear at Faye's office.  The murderer had not been apprehended and the couple wants a private detective to locate the murderer.  A Detective Agency hasn't had a murder case since Faye took over but the agency has one now and Faye is determined to nail the killer. 

Faye takes on the assignment.  You will meet a number of colorful characters as Faye goes on her quest for justice.

This book is fast paced and enjoyable.  The slang and descriptions of the way of life during the early years of the war in New York make for a very good read

REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. REID

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, PATRICIA E. REID

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